The last of Phoenix’s spring-time historic home tours is about to happen. It is the 2016 Windsor Square Home and Garden Tour. This article has information about the 2016 Windsor Square Home Tour including where to buy tickets, where to park and a bit of neighborhood history.
If you are in the vicinity of Central and Camelback on Sunday, April 3rd, expect to see a lot of people. The event happens every two years providing a rare opportunity for the public to peek inside the homes of this historic neighborhood. BTW, the tour and fair runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
A Little Windsor Square History
Windsor Square was an adventurous project when the developers, Owens & Dinmore, created the subdivision. It was early 1929 when sales began. All looked promising until a kink in the armor developed… Black Friday and the Great Depression. Despite stunning homes and lots of neighborhood amenities, the development struggled until the late 1930’s and again after WWII. Below is a virtual tour of the neighborhood we created.
A Virtual Tour of Windsor Square
Today Windsor Square is considered one of the premier historic neighborhoods. The addition of great neighborhood restaurants like St. Francis, Postino’s, Federal Pizza and The Windsor have added much to the sense of community and engagement. Homes in the neighborhood are mostly ranch with a few revivals from its early days.
About The 2016 Windsor Square Home and Garden Tour
This year’s Windsor Square home tour will feature 12 historic homes and gardens. Guests can travel by foot, bicycle or Ollie the Trolley. Visitors who buy a ticket will be given a tour map with their registration and allowed to enter the homes. Residents generally don’t like interior pictures, so just be sure to ask before clicking.
Tickets For Windsor Home and Garden Tour
Tickets can be purchased either in advance or on the day of the tour at the ticket booth at Orange and 2nd Street, one block east of Central Avenue and just north of Camelback Road. That’s where you’ll also find the street fair and food trucks.
To buy your tickets online in advance, click here (or go to Eventbrite.com).
Parking can be found throughout the neighborhood. Just be aware that much of Orange will be closed and look out for no parking signs… they really do mean no parking.
A Virtual Tour of the 2012 Windsor Square Home Tour
We hope to see you at the tour. It will be the last one of the spring and a great time to visit part of Phoenix’s history.
Shelley Caniglia, Steve Caniglia & Erik Jensen
The Caniglia Group at Realty Executives
Specializing in historic and downtown Phoenix homes