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Historic Homes in the Heart of Phoenix


This coffee table book features beautiful interior and exterior photography of homes in the Roosevelt, FQ Story, Willo and Encanto-Palmcroft historic districts of Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to the photography, architectural and anecdotal stories are included about each home.

Check out the video below to see the live TV segment on Ch3 AZFAMILY from the Roosevelt Historic District.  Also, we were featured in the June/July issue of Phoenix Home & Garden. The foreword is written by Terry Goddard former Mayor of Phoenix. 

Thank You

Alex Rentzis

The book is also available from the 

Phoenix Public Library!

Printer: O'Neil Phoenix, AZ.

Hard cover: 176 pages. Color photography and stories about each home

Dimensions: 10 x 12 inches

Publish Date: October 1st 2021.

Foreword Written by Terry Goddard former Mayor of Phoenix.

Governor’s Heritage Honor Awards

It is my pleasure to inform you that

Historic Homes in the Heart of Phoenix,

has been selected to receive a

2022 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award.  On behalf of the State Historic Preservation Office and the Arizona Preservation Foundation, I wish to thank you for the contribution you have made to the preservation of Arizona’s unique heritage!  

Watch the award presentation video

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A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will benefit The Arizona Preservation Foundation, which is Arizona’s statewide non-profit historic preservation organization. Founded in 1979, the Foundation is dedicated to preserving Arizona’s historic, archaeological, architectural, and cultural resources.


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out of print - 2017


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