Welcome to the Neighborhood

Frank Lloyd Wright’s house designed for his son David Wright

Who we are: The Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition is comprised of residents who represent different historic neighborhoods.  We share issues, successes, and opportunities while planning and working creatively to assist in preserving and strengthening neighborhoods. Valuing the history of Phoenix, we seek to share our love for its historic buildings and the stories which give them added value.

Vibrant neighborhoods; the strength of the arts community; the uniqueness of historic properties; communities created over time by schools, churches, and synagogues; as well as the wonderful small businesses situated downtown are all existing resources for the foundation of an even greater future Phoenix.

Our major endeavor: The Coalition publishes the “Historic Neighborhoods of Phoenix Self-Guided Driving Tour,” recipient of a Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award.  Now in its fifth edition in 2011, more than 75,000 copies of this free guide have been distributed.  Contact us if you would like a copy.  We hope you will enjoy it and accept it as your invitation to see the homes and architectural heritage of Phoenix’s older neighborhoods.

Join in our cause: You’re certainly welcome to attend a Coalition meeting, held the third Thursday of every month, starting at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Governing Board Room (turn south off of Palm Lane, just east of 7th Street; we meet in the northeast corner of the campus).

NOTE:  While Emerson Court is under renovation, the Coalition will be meeting at Emerson School’s Media Center (enter thru gates facing Palm Lane near 9th St and walk towards the southwest corner of the campus.)

Feel free to wander around our website, learn more about us, find out what’s happening around town, and check out the issues we believe are key to building a sustainable city.