Monday, October 29, 2007

Phoenix's Fairview Place historic district offers home tour

[Source: Marge McCue] -- Fairview Place is a “can do” neighborhood of 342 homes, located between the Rose Garden on 15th Avenue and the State Fairgrounds. A warm welcome will be extended to visitors from around the valley on Sunday November 11, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Fairview Place historic neighborhood. Its residents want to show that living downtown is a sound investment, environmentally and economically. Community spirit is alive and flourishing in this area of cozy, small homes near Encanto Park. It is a neighborhood of rich heritage. Several of the original homeowners became prominent Phoenix citizens. Included in this year’s tour will be the beautifully restored Franklin School, built in 1926.

Palm Lane, which is in the center of the neighborhood, will offer refreshments, music by the Phoenix College Jazz Band, and civic displays. A portion of the funds raised will be used to provide comforting soft toys to aid the Phoenix Police Department in their work with abused children. Supplying teddy bears has been an ongoing project for the Fairview Place Neighborhood Association since 1993. The Tour costs $10. Tickets will be available at 1526 W. McDowell Road. Free parking and a free vintage Ollie the Trolley shuttle will be available at that location. For more information, contact Alan Staggs at 602-604-2293 or Malinda Hurd at 602-712-0721. [Rendering by Gerry McCue.]