Thursday, March 20, 2008

Phoenix's Windsor Square historic home tour April 6

[Source: Windsor Square] -- From contemporary interiors to lush gardens to the latest in transitional styles, one of North Central Phoenix’s most sought-after historic neighborhoods opens its doors to the public in its 6th biennial Historic Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, April 6, 2008. The self-guided tour, featuring homes dating from 1929, will show a wide variety of residential architectural designs, ranging from early period revival styles to post-war ranch homes. Twenty-percent of the proceeds from the tour will benefit Central Arizona Shelter Services.

Phoenix Mayor, Phil Gordon, a Windsor Square resident, will be in attendance to tour homes. The event will feature fine arts and crafts vendors, live music, historic home restoration products and consultants, and refreshments. The 260-home Historic District, bordered by Central Avenue and Seventh Street, Pasadena Avenue and Oregon Avenue, was considered the first suburb of Phoenix. Started in 1929, it featured curved streets with charming homes created during a time when the population of Phoenix was about 70,000 and the northernmost reach of the trolley line was Thomas Road. Tickets will be available on the day of the home tour at Medlock and 2nd Street (one block east of Central, north of Camelback Road). Free on-street parking will be available. For more information, or to advertise, please email Windsor Square.