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 ability to hop on the light rail for trips to Tempe and Mesa.
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Phoenix College Fine and Performing Arts
PC has a great lineup of events for spring. Visit the Events page or download the calendar and a poster (pdf) for an upcoming orchestra production of La Vie Boheme. While the large Bulpitt auditorium is being renovated the concerts will be held in the John Paul Theatre.
Parking is available in the North parking lot on 11th Ave between Thomas and Flower and at the West parking lot on Thomas between 11th Ave. and 15th Ave.
Community garden to spring up on Grand Ave.
The following story was sent in by Darcy McGrane:
GAMA (Grand Avenue Merchants Association) is starting up a community Garden at 1114 Grand Ave. and we will need volunteers and resources. If anyone can help out or donate garden items please let me know!
Like us on Facebook: GRAND AVENUE COMMUNITY GARDEN to stay in touch with volunteer days. We hope to have 4' X 8' plots to rent and public plots for those to volunteer in so food can be distributed directly to the poor neighbors. We need people to form a committee as well as volunteers and donations.
Steering Committee Nominations
If you'd like to help in governing the neighborhood, run for a steering committee office. See the news page for the official rules for gettng on the ballot, or contact Cheryl for more info. Download a sample biographical document here
New Times editorial staff named FQ Story "Best Neighborhood" this year.
5 Mistakes of Historic Homeowners
Check out this blog for common mistakes made by historic homeowners in rehabbing their houses: http://thecraftsmanblog.com/5-worst-mistakes-of-historic-homeowners-part-1-windows/
We have some photos of the construction and the dedication ceremony on October 5.
Agenda for the next SPA meeting
Recent SPA Minutes
Download a copy (pdf) of the minutes of recent Steering Committee meetings
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 done some reserch using the 1940 census records. 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