East Evergreen Historic District is generally bounded by 3rd and 7th Streets, McDowell Road, the alley South of Willetta Street and the I-10 Phoenix, AZ. Townsend Park is a stone’s throw away. It’s a neighborhood park located at the northeast corner of Lynwood and 5th Streets. It is approximately 1.5 acres in size and has a lighted basketball court, volleyball court, playground and picnic area. Margaret T. Hance Park, which is a 30-acre wonderful park, is also very close.
The architectural styles and square footage in East Evergreen are mostly Craftsman-style Bungalows with deep front lawns and large porches which line Willetta and Lynwood between 7th Street and 3rd Streets. Many of these classics sit on large lots up to 1/3rd acre. Square footage ranges from 900 to 3,500 and are on deep, narrow lots. These homes usually feature tons of built-ins with hardwood floors and grandma-style door knobs.
The East Evergreen Historic District was largely developed as a Streetcar Subdivision (1887-1925). There are less than two dozen Craftsman Bungalows in the East Evergreen Historic District. Development in East Evergreen can be directly attributed to the extension of the streetcar line north of the city along Third Street to the Phoenix Indian School in 1909.