I have two more historic neighborhoods today. The first is the Oakland neighborhood located very near downtown Phoenix. It was a working class neighborhood with strong ties to the Southern Pacific Railroad. The houses are mostly bungalows and Spanish Colonial Revival houses.
In addition, this vintage apartment building is also located in the neighborhood.
The Phoenix Homesteads neighborhood has a little different history. It started as a subsistence farming housing project built during the Depression under a Farm Security Administration program. All of these projects used indigenous materials and this neighborhood is one of the few remaining of these properties and the only adobe neighborhood in Phoenix. All of the original homes were built by WPA Workers.
One thing that really struck me about this neighborhood was the tree lined streets. We don't usually see big tall trees like this lining streets here in Phoenix,
While driving around here, I saw something unusual sitting on the patio of one home so I zoomed in to see what it was. A dinosaur in a hat is not something you see every day.