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First-time home tour comes to Cheery Lynn

The Greater Cheery Lynn Neighborhood Association (GCLNA) will hold its first Home and Garden Tour of the Cheery Lynn Historic District from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Ten homes and gardens will be open for touring.

The Cheery Lynn Historic District, located between Thomas and Osborn off 16th Street, was first developed in the mid-1920s, and promoted at that time as being “ultra-modern and progressive homes on the road to the new Arizona Biltmore.”

In 1928, 14 Tudor Revival homes, “English types of the very latest designs,” were constructed, all featuring massive chimneys, half-timbering and gabled roofs, which vary from the medium pitch of English Cottage Style to the very steeply gabled English Tudor.

Eventually another 23 homes were built, this time in the Adobe Mission, Monterey and Spanish Revival style, reflecting the latest trends in architectural styling coming out of California.

In 1934, with the advent of the FHA, styles started to give way to the more muted form with the building of the Transitional, Early Ranch and French Provincial Ranch style homes, characterized by an L-shaped floor plan, low-pitched gable or hip roofs and columned porches at the entry.

In addition to the tour, there will be a Classic Car show, live music and fun for all. There will be a doggie parade before the tour, starting at 9 a.m., and all of the proceeds from the parade will benefit Lucky Dog Rescue, a dog rescue serving all breeds, and Dr. Kitt, a charity dedicated to spaying and neutering stray animals. Both charities will be on hand to answer questions.

Tickets are $12 day of the event, $10 in advance. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.cheerylynnhistoricdistrict.org. The day of the event, tickets will be available at Lizabel’s Treasures, 3060 N. 16th St. (602-277-5251). For more information, call 602-374-3994.

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