Woodland Historic District
(added 1992 – Maricopa County – #92000839)
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Area of Significance:
Period of Significance:
Community Planning And Development
1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Domestic, Education, Recreation And Culture
Outdoor Recreation, School, Single Dwelling
Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Business, Outdoor Recreation, Single Dwelling
The original developers of the Woodland neighborhood were influenced by the Beaux Arts concept of city planning, which included formally designed suburbs with extensive parks and boulevards. This planning philosophy, which was popular from 1885 to 1893, was responsible for the 1913 development of Woodland Park, on of Phoenix’ earliest city parks, Designed to separate the residential areas along Woodland Avenue from the commercially oriented Ban Buren Street, Woodland Park continues to be a significant element of character of the Woodland Historic district.
Bungalow is the dominant architectural style found in the Woodland Historic district. Bungalows have simple, functional, one-story floor plans with broad front porches and broadly pitched overhanging roof gables. Bungalows in Woodland are characteristic of the style can contain many good examples of craftsmanship. Typical of many of the historic districts homes in Woodland date from as far back as 1885 to the mid-1930′s.
As the first development to occur outside the original townsite, Woodland is historically important for its representation of the forces that shaped Phoenix at the turn of the century. The district’s location, and layout provide physical expression of the concepts and practices that transformed the early settlement into a regional center. Although limited in number and modest in scale, the houses of the Woodland Historic district are important for the range of building periods they represent, and as example of historic construction methods, material and workmanship. Of particular note is the Eyrich House, located at 1015 West Woodland. Built in 1885, it is one of the oldest buildings in Phoenix today.
Woodland Historic District is generally bounded by 7th and 16th avenues, from Adams Street north to Van Buren.
Information courtesy of Historic Preservation Office, City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department
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