Phoenix Homesteads – Phoenix AZ

Description

“In 1934 the Division of Subsistence Homesteads purchased a tract of land on what was then the outskirts of Phoenix in order to build a public housing community for low-income residents. Construction of the first half of the Phoenix Homesteads began in 1934 and was completed in 1935. These Pueblo Revival style adobe homes were built on 0.75-acre parcels to accommodate subsistence gardens and small farm animals. Fruit, nut, and olive trees added to the self-sufficiency of the community. Trees and shrubs were planted for shade and privacy. A second small-scale farming cooperative was planned in 1935 by the Resettlement Administration north of the first community and included 35 stick-and-frame homes, a community center, dairy and poultry buildings, and 40 acres of farm land. The Phoenix Homestead Association operated as a cooperative among the residents until 1944. The community center and 45 homes are still present today and much of the extensive landscaping is still intact.”

(content.library.arizona.edu)

Source notes

http://content.library.arizona.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/NewDeal/id/175/rec/30
http://www.historicphoenix.com/historic-districts/phoenix-homestead-phoenix-homesteads-historic-district/index.html

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Location Info


Flower St. and 28th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Location notes: The homestead district is located between Flower St., 28th St., Pinchot Ave., and 26th St., Phoenix.

Coordinates: 33.485614, -112.02157999999997

One comment on “Phoenix Homesteads – Phoenix AZ

  1. Is Pinchot Avenue named for Gifford Pinchot?

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