Once a year, the Willo Historic District invites residents and Valley visitors to have an inside look at some of the unique homes that make up the neighborhood. Willo is Phoenix’s largest historic district consisting of over 900 homes. Willo is bordered north to south by Thomas and McDowell, and east to west by 1st Avenue and 7th Avenue.
The Willo Historic Home Tour and Street Fair has something for everyone. Each year approximately a dozen architecturally significant homes and the historic firehouse are open to the public for an inside look. The homes range in style from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Bungalow and Ranch and were built from the 1920s through the 1940s.
Ticket sales and the street fair are centered around Walton Park in the heart of Willo, where Holly and Monte Vista intersect at Third Avenue. The street fair offers 100 vendors selling food, jewelry, arts and crafts.
2013 Willo Home Tour Co-chairs
Andrea Meury and Lisa Bliss
The Willo Home Tour is the sole fundraiser for the neighborhood and provides the funding for neighborhood movie nights, holiday luminarias, Block Watch, Willo Yard Sale advertising and other neighborhood events. The Tour is put on by volunteers who live in the neighborhood. The committee also hosts several appreciation events for the homeowners to thank them for their commitment to the neighborhood.
Long Time Residents to head 2013 Tour
Entering its 25th consecutive year, the Willo Home Tour will be headed by two of the neighborhoods biggest advocates. Andrea Meury and Lisa Bliss take on the role as Co-chairs for the 2013 event. If you would like to contact either Andrea or Lisa you may do so at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the Willo Home Tour?
Between nine and twelve homes open their doors to the public the Sunday before Valentine’s Day.
Once a year, the residents of the Willo Historic District put out the “welcome mat” and open their homes to Valley visitors. A variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival – Bungalow to Ranch style homes dating from the 1920’s through the 1940’s will be on tour. Stroll Willo’s tree lined streets from house to house, or jump a trolley that will carry visitors throughout the neighborhood.
One of Phoenix’s most beautiful, historic neighborhoods, Willo is just west of Central Avenue between Thomas and McDowell Roads from 1st to 7th Avenues.
Don’t miss this fun-filled opportunity to visit architecturally significant, finely decorated homes while supporting Phoenix’s largest historic district.
Courtey of the Willo Historic District