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FAIRVIEW PLACE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Fairview Place Historic District boundaries are roughly Encanto Boulevard to McDowell Road, between 15th Avenue and 17th Avenues. Encanto Park and the Rose Garden at Encanto Park are a stone’s throw away as is the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
Fairview Place Historic District is a downtown Phoenix neighborhood of modest homes that are cozy and unpretentious. There are 14 architectural styles represented here, including Southwest, Tudor, English Stone Cottage and Transitional Ranch. The square footage averages from about 900 to 2,000 square feet. The homes are well-built with nice attention to detail. Period Revival homes were built initially in the late 1920’s but the majority of Fairview homes were built in the late 1930’s to the late 1940’s resulting in many different styles of Ranch style homes like Transitional, French Provincials and Spanish Colonial Revivals.
Fairview Place Historic District is significant for its representation of building practices associated with the Depression and World War II
Former Arizona Governor, Wesley Bolin, lived in Fairview Place when first elected Secretary of State. When this neighborhood was developed in the 1920’s, it was outside the city limits of Phoenix. A 1928 newspaper advertisement boasted that a home in Fairview Place would offer “a distinct social and business asset.” Fairview Place consists of 342 homes. In 1994, Historic Designation was granted and Fairview Place was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its period of significance is 1928-1948.