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.

15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I like the precipitous roof of the first one, like a ski slope!

Kate said...

A beautiful collection of outstanding homes.

Steve Reed said...

Looks like a great neighbourhood! That first one seems like an architectural style that would be a appropriate in a very snowy area.

Karl Demetz said...

Neat homes, Sharon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are very nice Sharon, I like the lead windows in the last house, bit of an English touch do you think?

Lowell said...

I love that English tudor. We have very similar looking homes in our "historic" district and we enjoy driving through the area looking at them!

Birdman said...

I bet I could make a home in any of them.

Kathy said...

I've driven by the Heard home many, many times, although I did not know it was the Heard home. I think that neighborhood is still somewhat prestigious. I know I'd be happy to live in almost any of the homes on that particular street.

Aimeecakes said...

What a lovely neighborhood - very picturesque

RedPat said...

I like the same one as you, Sharon! Although they are all quite nice.

VP said...

The first one is really eye-catching!

Catalyst said...

Curiously enough there is a Los Olivas restaurant in Prescott Valley housed in an A-frame building. I wonder if the original owners had seen that first house in your post beforehand.

Lois said...

They are all beautiful, but that first one is my favorite too! I have always liked that style.

William Kendall said...

That first one really stands out!

Jack said...

This looks like a fine neighborhood. The first one could fit easily into my West Hartford neighborhood, and with some minor alterations, so could the second.