The F.Q. Story Historic Neighborhood
The F.Q. Story neighborhood was named after a prominent Californian who is credited with having founded the campaign that made the Sunkist Orange famous. Story, an investor who never lived in Phoenix, sold the land to the actual developers in 1919 and development began in 1920. Being close to the Grand Avenue and Kenilworth car lines on its eastern edge it was advertised as a streetcar suburb and the properties initially had a $5,000 minimum price tag. Sales however were slow as the land was in the floodway of Cave Creek which inundated the area in 1921and left a foot of mud in the State Capital only a mile away. It was only after the 1923 completion of the Cave Creek Dam that the project took off.
Characterized by narrow deep lots, the eastern section was built clustered around the streetcar and tended to be populated by the professional class of doctors, company presidents and lawyers. As the development progressed to the west minimum building prices were dropped in half to $2,500.00 by 1927. To spur sales a model home was built, a concept new to the era and one that proved successful. Buyers here tended to be less affluent including government workers, sales people and even some of the major contractors who built the houses.
The architecture is typical of the era with the Bungalow dominating the eastern section and period revival homes such as the Tudor and Spanish Colonial typical of the later development in the mid 1920’s. Pueblo, mission and ranch style houses can also be found. An interesting phenomenon started to emerge as development entered the later years of the 1920’s and early 30’s. Automobiles became more common and houses started to incorporate detached garages and carports.
The Location and why people live there.
Located within the parameters of McDowell Rd, Roosevelt Street, Seventh Avenue, and Grand Avenue it is conveniently located within reach of downtown venues such as Chase Field and the Phoenix Symphony as well some of the best restaurants in town, art galleries and the new light rail (Streetcar suburb again?)
Are you looking for a home in the F.Q. Story neighborhood of Phoenix?
Are you interested in finding homes for sale in the F.Q.Story district? You can click on the links above to find all the homes that are currently for sale in this charming historic community in Phoenix Arizona.
What schools will the kids attend?
The public schools that service the F.Q.Story, Phoenix district include Kenilworth elementary, Phoenix Preparatory Academy middle school and Central High School. You should be aware that there are other private and charter options in the area including Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory amongst others.
Now you really want to find the perfect home in F.Q.Story, Right?
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