Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Latino areas may join Phoenix historic register

[Source: Monica Alonzo-Dunsmoor, Arizona Republic] -- A Phoenix historic survey has identified two-dozen areas that embody the essence of Hispanic culture and history. A Hispanic Historic Property Survey has recommended churches, cemeteries, businesses and homes of notable Hispanics be added to the city's list of historic places. Another 20 properties included in the study are listed on a register of historic places.

City historic preservation officials are expected to evaluate the recommendations and move forward with listing properties on the Phoenix Historic Property Register, said Barbara Stocklin, the city's Historic Preservation Officer. She said those additions are likely to occur later this year through early 2007. [Note: To read the full article, including the full survey list, click here. Photo of St. Anthony's Church by Liturgical Environs.]