Free Home Value Report Search For Homes

The History of Heritage Square

There are many great Phoenix Area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at 602-252-4191 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.
Today we come to you from the Rosson House at Heritage Square, a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. We are here with Michelle Reid, the executive director of Heritage Square, who is going to talk to us a little about this wonderful place. 

The Rosson House is on the oldest remaining residential block in Phoenix, dating all the way back to 1870. At that time, Phoenix was a progressive, young town, and everything was neatly divided into 98 equal blocks. The block between 6th and 7th street, from Monroe to Adams, was called block 14, and near the edge of town. 

The Rosson House was originally a plot of land purchased by a young woman, who sold it to her sister, a woman named Flora Marie Rosson. She was the wife of a surgeon, Rolen Rosson, and he commissioned a beautiful Victorian home to be built on the land. He had political ambitions and wanted to construct a home that his contemporaries would be jealous of. 

Since that time, the space has been beautifully preserved. From its inception, it was designed to be a community space. They are known for the Rosson House Museum, but the Heritage Square Park is just as beautiful in its own right. There are plenty of amazing restaurants around here, as well as a fabulous coffee shop in the carriage house.

If you love Phoenix, people, and history, you'll love visiting Heritage Square. They are always looking for volunteers, or you could schedule a private tour or reserve one of their many beautiful spaces for an event. 

To get in touch with Michelle and Heritage Square, just visit their site by clicking on THIS link.  

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!