The Story neighborhood is one of Phoenix's first historic districts. Its 602 homes date from the late 1920s and span a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman bungalows and transitional ranch. Homes are listed on both the federal and state registers of historic places. The neighborhood is bounded by McDowell Road, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue and Grand Avenue. It is governed by the Story Preservation Association, a non-profit group consisting of Story residents. The association was started in 1984.
Neighbors enjoy proximity to downtown with Chase Field ballpark close by, as well as Symphony Hall and other cultural venues, restaurants and art galleries, and the abillity to hop on the light rail for trips to Tempe and Mesa.
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Agenda for the next SPA meeting
Recent SPA Minutes
Download a copy (pdf) of the minutes of recent Steering Committee meetings
Current Visual Award
MAY VISUAL AWARD
The parade of roses in front of Rick Giase’s home is a show stopper. The abundantly blooming bushes march across the front edge of his lawn, their heavy heads bowed over with bright red petals.
The brilliant display almost distracts from the elegant lines of his Spanish Colonial Revival. Since moving in last year, Giase has kept true to the look of his 1926 home, maintaining the green lawn, the neatly trimmed privet and the eye-catching roses.
He gives credit to an interloper from another historic district for maintaining the roses. This botanical bandit swings by to give the roses twice-a-month feedings and to keep up the watering. For these efforts, as well as other work on the historic home, Giase is the winner of this month’s visual award.
Stroll by at 1306 W. Lynwood to see for yourself -- we include the address just in case you can’t locate the house by its rose display.
Visual Award Winners Past and Present
We have added a gallery of photos of Visual Award winners - Past and Present. Check it out.
1940 Census Info
Neighbor Matt Hinrichs has been doing some reserch using the 1940 census records that were recently released. You can access his blog at http://www.scrubbles.net/2012/06/16/a-peek-into-1940/
for more information.
- Check traffic from the ADOT traffic cameras in the tunnel and beyond
- State Historic Preservation Office
- Find City building permit info on the web
- Take a bite out of crime
- Property ID forms available from the City
- Register your pet with the PetPal
- Remove a pet you no longer have
- What to do with lost or found pets
- Next uncontained trash pick-up
- Contractor Survey