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.  


quarter section :: Section 1N 4E [SE1/4]
plat filed :: 18 March 1946
development period :: 1946-50
acreage :: about 6
lots :: 22
representative styles :: Ranch [National Folk Ranch]
predominant materials :: brick, asphalt shingle roof, steel casement windows

Answers to Neighbors' Questions :: 6 April 2006

Preliminary Determination of Eligibility :: 6 April 2006 [.pdf] [Staff Report] 

Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing :: 8 June 2006 [Staff Report] 

Planning & Zoning Commission Public Hearing :: 27 June 2006 [Staff Report]

Property Owner Questions to Staff [Borden Homes] :: 1 April 2005 [.pdf]

Historic District Design Guidelines - PowerPoint Presentation Part 1 [Tempe Preservation]

National Register of Historic Places - PowerPoint Presentation Part 2 [State Historic Preservation Office]

Standards for Rehabilitation - PowerPoint Presentation Part 3 [Secretary of the Interior - not presented]

Historic District Design Review - PowerPoint Presentation Part 4 [Tempe Preservation - not presented] 

National Register of Historic Places Nomination [ACS] :: 19 October 2009 SHPO forward to Keeper

Arizona Historic Property Inventory Forms [ACS] :: Individual Property Histories (23) 

Vintage FHA Better Housing Program Brochure :: Property Owners Check List

Vintage FHA National Housing Agency Bulletin :: Planning Small Houses (1946) 

National Register Listing Notification :: 2 December 2009 Arizona SHPO for the Keeper

Valley Garden Center Brochure :: Practical Gardening in the Salt River Valley (1950)

Roosevelt Addition Historic District Design Guidelines : : Approved 23 March 2010 (.pdf) 
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