Historic properties are identified primarily through the completion of
historic property surveys. These surveys
may be conducted by city staff or by an outside entity. Each survey looks at properties within a
specific geographical area, which may be as small as a single city block or as
large as the entire city. Depending on
the purpose of the survey, it may attempt to identify every eligible historic
property in the survey area or it may focus on the eligibility of properties
relating to a particular theme (such as commerce, agriculture, or ethnic
heritage). With some exceptions,
historic property surveys generally consist of a summary of the survey
methodology, a written report with one or more historic contexts, and an
inventory of the historic properties identified in the survey accompanied by
maps, photographs, and recommendations of eligibility.
Below is a link to a number of surveys that have been conducted for various areas or
property types within the city. Some
surveys are older and may be outdated.
Others were limited in their scope.
For more information regarding eligible properties within the city,
please contact the Historic Preservation Office.
19th Century Architecture
African-American Historic Property Survey
Arcadia Historic Residential Property Survey
Asian American Historic Property Survey
City of Phoenix Historic Property Surveys for the Aviation Department
City-Owned Historic Properties Survey (1986)
Commercial Property Survey-Jr. League (1984)
Hispanic Historic Property Study
Laveen Village Historic Property Survey (2007)
Post World War II Multi-Family Residential Housing Context (1945-1980)
Public Housing in Phoenix (1940-1970)
Tourism-Related Resources of S. 17th Ave.