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Home tour reveals the weird and wonderful

This beautifully restored home at 3rd Avenue and Portland Street is on this year’s Historic Roosevelt Home Tour, taking place on Nov. 15 (submitted photo).

This beautifully restored home at 3rd Avenue and Portland Street is on this year’s Historic Roosevelt Home Tour, taking place on Nov. 15 (submitted photo).

The Historic Roosevelt Home Tour, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, features eight historic properties in Phoenix’s first suburb, which includes neighborhoods that grew north of the city between 1893-1930.

The Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood spans from McDowell to Van Buren and from Central to 7th avenues. Every year, The Roosevelt Action Association hosts a family-friendly and informative historical home tour where you can explore turn-of-the-century architecture including Bungalows, Neoclassical, Tudor, Period Revival and Southwest Vernacular homes. Six of the eight homes are two stories, which is an uncommon configuration north of Roosevelt Street.

There will be food trucks and a craft fair. Tour tickets are $11 for adults if purchased online before Nov. 14, and $14 thereafter. Students and children 8-17 pay just $10.

In addition, two guided tours will be led by the “Hip Historian,” Marshall Shore. Shore’s passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Tours take place at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 each.

Proceeds from the home tour support the work of the Roosevelt Action Association’s mission to preserve the neighborhood’s unique historic character. For more information, visit www.rooseveltneighborhood.org.

 

 

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