Heritage Square stands as a stark reminder of the city’s thriving Victorian past. The Square, which is located on Block 14 of Phoenix’s original townsite, dates from the late 1800s. Heritage Square, Phoenix’s oldest surviving residential block, is a beautiful example of the city’s heritage. It is a must-see for anyone who enjoys architecture, technology, good food, or simply a peaceful place to reflect.
The Rosson House Museum, which is housed in the restored 1895 Rosson House, gives visitors a glimpse of life in Phoenix at the turn of the century. Since Rosson was the mayor of Phoenix for a brief period, the house is often referred to as “The Mayoral House.” A walk through the property is a time capsule of the past; all of the furnishings are from that era. It’s an authentic glimpse at Arizona’s home life during its territorial days.
There are also galleries, award-winning restaurants, a Victorian gift shop, a coffee bar, and an event facility in the square, including the Asian-style Nobuo At Teeter House, Pizzeria Bianco, and The Rose And Crown, as well as a Victorian gift shop, a coffee bar, and an event facility. Throughout the year, the event center holds cultural activities, vintage car shows, and other events. Many of these gatherings are free. Handcrafted, a maker space that provides activity kits and workshops, is a great place to go if you want to get a taste of life in the past. Ink, Junk, Fiber, Food, and Wood can all benefit from antique tools and processes.
During the renovation, eleven different wall coverings, such as paint and wallpaper, were discovered in the building. Inside and out, the house looks almost identical to how it did when it was completed. It was important to retain as many original details as possible. The parquet wood floors, much of the exterior stone, the Queen Anne-style wooden staircase, and even the kitchen sink are all original.
Despite the fact that the house is occasionally featured on ghost tours, Matchette claims she has never had a supernatural experience. Even so, the possibility that Rosson House is haunted attracts even more visitors, which Matchette welcomes.
Phoenix, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing historical landmarks. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Camelback Mountain
- Arizona State Fair
- Chinese Cultural Center
- Canaan in the Desert
- Gila River War Relocation Center
- Hunt’s Tomb
- Steele Indian School Park
- Tovrea Castle
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 7319 North 16th Street in Phoenix, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!
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