Historic Heritage Square, Phoenix

Historic Heritage Square, Phoenix

Heritage Square is a preserved city block with some of Phoenix's oldest standing buildings. The Square occupies Block 14 of Phoenix's original townsite and is owned by the city. It's one part of the larger Heritage and Science Park. The site's crown jewel is the Rosson House, a late 19th century Victorian that has been fully restored and operated as a museum. Also in the Square, you'll find the Forest Burgess Carriage House, built in 1881, the Bouvier-Teeter House from 1899, and the Silva House from 1900.

All of the buildings on the Square are preserved to give a view of what life was like in Victorian Phoenix around the turn of the last century. The Bouvier-Teeter House now serves as a Victorian Tea Room, and the Silva House is the Rose and Crown English pub. All of the structures show unique styles that influenced Phoenix. For example, The Stevens-Haugsten House from 1901 is a good representation of the California bungalow style popular in the area at the time.

Other attractions on the Square include the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum and a popular pizzeria. Some of the buildings house exhibit space for Arizona history-centric exhibitions, such as the history of settlers in the area and glimpses into Victorian life through artifacts from the time.

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Sight Name: Historic Heritage Square
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA (See walking tours in Phoenix)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Phoenix, Arizona

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