Thursday, July 26, 2007

Progress continues on Phoenix's Encanto-Palmcroft district extension

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix] -- The Historic Preservation Commission reviewed a proposed amendment to the National Register of Historic Places listing for the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District. The district has been listed on the National Register since 1984 and the Phoenix Register since 1987. The current amendment proposes extending the period of significance from 1927-1945 to 1927-1960. The Commission and staff agreed with extending the period of significance, but also recommended that portions of Encanto Park and the Golf Course not currently included in the historic district boundary be added. If approved by the State Board of Review and National Park Service, this expansion could help to make additional historic properties in the neighborhood eligible for the state historic property tax reduction program.

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