Tempe Directory of Historic Buildings 

Tempe has more than 200 historic buildings. Enjoy this searchable directory of information and photos.  For more information on any of these properties or to learn how your property can be listed, please contact Tempe Historic Preservation Officer John_Southard@tempe.gov 

Many of the properties on the Tempe Historic Register, the National Register of Historic Places or the list of historic eligible properties are privately owned and not open to the public. Please respect the privacy of those who may be living in these houses. 

Historic Eligible is a formal classification of parcels which contain buildings, structures, or sites which meet the criteria for designation as a Tempe Historic Property, but which have not been formally designated as "Historic." 

How to Use This Directory

You may search this directory by the categories of Tempe Historic Register, National Historic Register and Historic Eligible Properties. Simply click the down arrow on the All Categories box below and select the one you would like to see. All the properties in that category will appear.  

SUMMARY – Constructed 1889
Historic Use: Residence
Present Use: Residence
National Register Status: Not Listed


Constructed in 1889, the house is significant as the 9th oldest building in Tempe, that is to say only 8 buildings are believed to predate the Dines-Hight House. It is in the upper 99th  percentile of all Tempe buildings in terms of age (p%=0.999). Originally located at 120 W 7th Street, the Dines-Hight House is significant as for its association with Tempe’s original townsite. It is also significant as a local variant of Bungalow-style residential architecture.

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