The FQ Story Historic District
FQ Story Historic District is roughly bounded by McDowell Road and Roosevelt Street, 7th Avenue west to Grand Avenue (near 17th Avenue)
FQ Story Historic District homes are now one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Central Phoenix. Covered with tree lined streets, Tudor homes and a location of highly coveted homes dating from the early 1920s, it’s hard not to drive slowly in order to admire the scenery.
A Coveted Location
Very close to downtown Phoenix including Chase Field Ballpark, Symphony Hall, loads of other cultural venues, hip restaurants, art galleries and the ability to hop on the nearby light rail.
The Architectural Styles In FQ Story
FQ Story Historic District houses have a variety of architectural styles:
- Spanish Colonial Revivals
- English Tudors
- Transitional Ranches
- Craftsman Bungalows from the early 1920’s
Garages, Chimneys and Metal Work
Some FQ Story homes have detached garages or porte cocheres, and are all represented within this neighborhood. So, if you’ve ever looked around the FQ Story historic streets, throughout, you’ll see the ornate metal work by the now deceased John Henry Pierce. Pearce peppered his works distinctively on various parts of homes, garages, chimney caps and fencing.
What Do Homes in F.Q. Story Historic District Offer?
Many homeowners over the years have done tasteful, luxurious additions expanding their square footage. However, the original footprint of these homes average around 1300 to 1800 square feet with roughly 3 bedrooms with 1 or 2 bathrooms. Hardwood floors, tons of built-ins, classic front porches and just loads of charm is inevitable in each of these glorious homes.
Manicured green lawns and colorful, impressive gardens are the norm. Additionally, some of the oldest and most picturesque homes in Central Phoenix can be found in F. Q. Story. This neighborhood exudes pride of ownership.
A Picturesque Neighborhood
These retro homes make for a real, live story book neighborhood and is is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Central Phoenix, and, without a doubt, one of my absolute personal favorites. Take a drive through someday and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
A Wonderful Community
This is a classic, old-fashioned dog walking, baby-stroller pushing neighborhood where everyone knows each other and community events are active. Check out F.Q. Story’s non-profit neighborhood association by clicking here. You can also get information about their amazing annual home tour which usually occurs every December.
F.Q. Story’s Historic District’s Period of Significance
FQ Story Historic District significance is 1921-1942 and holds the most historical significance for this neighborhood. In 1920, when development of what is now the F.Q. Story Historic District began, Phoenix had a population of only 29,000. The neighborhood, as well as many of the individual houses, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. F.Q. Story consists of 602 homes that were constructed from the late 1920’s through the late 1940’s.
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