East Alvarado Historic District is generally located along Alvarado Road between Third and Seventh Streets In Phoenix, Arizona. This Historic District is a short walk to Central Avenue and the light rail line.
East Alvarado Historic District
The home’s architectural styles and square footage mostly consist of very Early Ranch style variations being Monterey Style and French Provincial with several Period Revival style homes as well. This district’s homes average around 1,700 square feet and are usually 3 bedrooms with 2 baths. Most of these homes have a detached garage at the rear of the property.
A Small Neighborhood
There are only 30 homes in this one block residential district, making East Alvarado one on the smallest historic districts out of all the historic districts in Phoenix. All the homes in this fantastic neighborhood were built between 1937 and 1942. There was one exception on an early speculative home built in 1930 which remained the sole dwelling in East Alvarado until 1937.
The FHA Had a Say
The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) was largely responsible for this districts change in dwelling style, from simplified Period Revival’s to early Ranch Style homes, as they began standardizing house forms, materials, and construction methods dramatically changed the housing landscape.
Scarcity of Alvarado Homes to Buy
Because this district is so small, it’s hard to find one of these gems. They just don’t come up for sale very often in this district.
What’s Nearby Alvarado?
if you like Alvarado, you’ll probably like the homes in the Windsor Square Historic District near Central & Camelback. Or, you can go a little south to Los Olivos Historic District. There, you’ll find a bit larger home in yet another absolutely wonderful neighborhood.