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South El Paso Street, a center of commerce for residents of El Paso and nearby Juarez, Mexico, for more than 150 years, is where American and Mexican cultures come face to face. Rich in history, culture and architecture, the street has been the center of attention for El Paso as its local economy has ebbed and flowed. One of APA's 10 Great Streets in America for 2008, South El Paso Street is noteworthy for its historic architecture, unique bi-cultural heritage, and community activism connected with protecting and maintaining the street's unique character.

https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2008/southelpaso.htm

Image Description: Photograph shows a modern red firetruck coming down the road. A green El Paso street sign can be seen, a one-way sign with a black arrow and many electrical wires in the background running at the top if the image across the street. In the distance there can be seen a few people walking and a brown wooden light post beside a small coral colored building. In the background, there are two cranes beside the railroad tracks one orange, and the other a red orange color.

Uploaded on 03.26.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Collection: Neighborhood photos

Central / Downtown, (1860 - 1869), Architecture

  • El Paso Street Downtown
  • Fire truck

"Photo taken post 2008" - Eva Ross

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