Among my favorite things in early spring are the historic home tours in downtown Phoenix. Coming up this weekend is the 2013 Coronado Historic Home tour. The folks in Phoenix’s Coronado Historic district open their neighborhood and several homes to the public and 2013 celebrates the 26th anniversary of this fun event.
The route for this year’s Coronado Historic Home tour will run west to east along Coronado Ave and feature several homes built in the 1920’s. Personally, I love the homes of the twenty’s as they were built at a time when people were having fun. WWI had ended, the Great Depression hadn’t started, the economy was vibrant and people were glad to be alive; probably a bit like the dot.com era of the 1990’s. The homes of this era have personality and extras like cove or barrel ceilings, fine wood and tile work, hard wood floors and other niceties. The organizers of the tour are calling this year’s event “handcrafted” to reflect the true craftsmanship of these 1920’s houses.
In addition to the home tour, visitors can shop among the dozens of craft booths, eat to your heart’s content, enjoy epic people watching and relax to great music. The music line up for this year’s Coronado tour is:
- 10:00 – 10:40am Rai Singh
- 10:45 – 11:30am Jon Rauhouse and friends www.jonrauhouse.com
- 11:35 – 11:50am Neff Suzuki Violin Studio www.facebook.com/neffviolin
- 12:00 – 12:50pm Shelby James & the Crying Shames www.shelbyjames.com
- 1:00 – 1:50 pm American Longspurs www.facebook.com/americanlongspurs
- 2:00 – 2:50 pm The SunPunchers www.myspace.com/betsyganz
- 3:00 – 4:00pm Quarter Inch Crown www.facebook.com/quarterinchcrown
Tickets for the 2013 Coronado Historic tour are available online and at the event. If you’d like to pre-order your ticket online you’ll need to use the portal on the Coronado neighborhood web site… http://www.gcna.info/homeTour.php. If you want to get your tickets the day of the tour, November 2nd, just go to the ticket booth at 10th Street and Coronado. (See tour map above.)
A Short Video of The 2012 Coronado Historic Home Tour
2013 Coronado Historic Tour Details in Downtown Phoenix AZ
WHEN: Sunday March 2, 2013
TIME: 10:00 – 4:00
WHERE: Along Coronado Ave in downtown Phoenix AZ. (Just north of McDowell Rd and east of 7th Street)
Tickets: Online or at the event. Online tickets are $12.50 and use PayPal. Tickets at the event are $15.00
Parking: You may park where you want. The lot at Coronado Park may be a good idea though.