Monday, October 12, 2015
Los Olivas and Margarita Place
The Los Olivas historic neighborhood was established in 1906 by Dwight B Heard, the founder of the now world famous Heard Museum. This neighborhood in fact is located around that museum area. When the homes here were built, the area was promoted as one of the most prestigious residential locations in Phoenix. I think the one above is my favorite house in this neighborhood.
As you can see, the houses in Los Olivas are large with beautiful facades. These homes would look perfect in any number of cities across the country.
The original owner of the property now known as Margarita Place auctioned off subdivided lots in 1924 and gave the neighborhood it's name. By 1936 only four homes had been built in the area but, the effects of the FHA became apparent when ten more houses were built in 1942.
Most of the homes in this area were dubbed "transitional ranch" style. Whatever the style is called, they are still lovely looking homes today.