Aug 14, 2007, 5:02 AM
Per request, I moved it:
Aug 14, 2007, 5:19 AM
Very cool, thanks for the tour.
You should put this up in the Photos forum as well and let people have a look at the not-so-typical part of Phoenix.
Aug 14, 2007, 6:01 AM
alvarado is the most amazingly manicured historic district in town. I love it!
Aug 14, 2007, 6:47 AM
Central Phoenix has many small historic neighborhoods. The one I'm about to show you, Alvarado is located basically between Central Ave and 3rd St between Oak and Palm. The homes were built on fairly large lots, between 1907 - 1933. At that time they were quite aways away from downtown and were considered "out in the country" if you will. The large lots lend a hand towards bigger homes, though, not quite mansions. Many of the mansions of Phoenix, Victorians and the like, were located along Central Ave, but have since been destroyed.
You'll notice the empty streets... being so centrally located and between two pretty major arterials, Central Ave and 7th St, it's amazing how calm and quiet and peaceful the neighborhood is, especially with its greenery and large trees.
Here is an aerial of the general neighborhood. It is pretty small, and is nestled among several other historic districts, each with their own designation. St. Mary's high school is located just to the northeast of the neighborhood (my humble abobe is located somewhere in the aerial too :) ).
PS. I was losing light, I was borrowing my gf's camera, and I was riding my bike, so sorry for the crappy quality of some of the pictures.
One of the oldest homes in the neighborhood (Territorial architectural style (?))
Thats the Kirkpatricks household. (yes the one from channel three) The place is 4 levels, two basement levels. Interior is very simple, nothing special. Very cozy.
Aug 14, 2007, 2:47 PM
Damn, I hate Patti Kirkpatrick (well, I dislike her facelifts)... but I like that house. It even looks like there are 5 levels, maybe a small attic?
I decided to move this to the main page:
Aug 14, 2007, 6:39 PM
I drool over that house every time I drive past it on the way to the museum.
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