The Rosson House, was built in 1895 for Dr. and Mrs. Roland Lee Rosson at a cost of $7525. An outstanding example of the Victorian style, the Rosson House was one of the most prominent homes in Phoenix. Purchased by the City in 1974, it has been authentically restored through the contributions of many individuals, groups and businesses. The home is open for viewing and docent guided tours by volunteers of the Heritage Square Foundation and Guild. An admission fee is charged. Special tours may be reserved by telephoning 602 261-8948. Hours of operation: Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m. (last tour on each day starts at 3:30 p.m.). For more information, call 602-262-5070 or visit online at www.rossonhousemuseum.orgFor more information, call the recorded message: 602-262-5029 or visit online at www.rossonhousemuseum.org
Forest’s Carriage House is the only building moved to block 14 of Heritage Square. Originally located at 130 East Taylor Street, it was owned by the Forest Burgess family. It is all that remains of the Francis Marion Mognett Ranch circa 1881. Today it serves as The Rosson House Ticket Office Information Center, and gift shop. Hours: Select Tuesdays only, Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday: Noon-4:00pm. For information call: 602-262-5070.
The Duplex, youngest of the homes on the block, was built in 1923 as an investment rental property by Anna and Marguerite Haustgen. In some ways it is the most typically Arizonan of the houses on the Square with its sleeping porches constructed with canvas and wood panels that were pushed out at night to let in the cool desert air. THE NORTH HALF of the Duplex houses the Parks and Recreation Department – Heritage & Science Park offices. The Heritage & Science Park Manager and staff operate from this area and provide details regarding special events and rentals. Information on downtown programs and events can also be obtained through this office 602-262-5071. THE SOUTH HALF of the Duplex serves as the headquarters for the support organization of Heritage Square: the Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation and Guild. These offices are not open for viewing. Executive Director: 602-261-8063. Education Director: 602-261-8948.
The Carriage House, located in the center of the Square, was built as a mule barn for the Teeter House, by Leon Bouvier in 1899. Eliza Teeter purchased the house and barn in 1911. Horses, vehicles, their harnesses and their groom were housed here.
The Silva House, a fine example of bungalow architecture with neoclassical revival references, was built in 1900 by A.F.C. Kirchoff, Phoenix liquor dealer, on land he purchased from Flora Rosson. He sold it in 1906 to Alejandro Silva, Glendale rancher and warehouse owner. This historical home is now occupied by a restaurant, The Rose and Crown, which features traditional English pub fare. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am - 2am, Sundays 10am - midnight. Call 602-256-0223 for information, or visit http://theroseandcrownaz.com
The Bouvier-Teeter House, a Midwestern style bungalow built in 1899 by Leon Bouvier, cattleman and flour miller, was also used as a rental property. Bouvier sold the house to Eliza Teeter in 1911 and she, in turn, rented the property until she moved into the house in 1919. Now featuring, a refined Asian-style teahouse by day, funky izakaya by night: Nobuo at Teeter House restaruant reflects the fascinating duality of James Beard award-winning chef, Nobuo Fukuda. Open Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch: 11am-4pm, Dinner 5:30pm-Close. Call 602-254-0600, Visit http://nobuofukuda.com
The Baird Machine Shop, an early twentieth Century commercial structure built in 1929, is home to Pizzeria Bianco. Equipped with a wood burning brick oven, Chris Bianco creates pizzas and entrees made with his homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh baked breads, and locally grown vegetables. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Open: Monday - Saturday 11am-10pm.
The Thomas House was moved to block 15 of Historic Heritage Square in the 1980’s to save the home from demolition. This 1909 neoclassical styled building houses Bar Bianco, a wine bar, featuring a varied selection of wines, homemade bread and appetizers.Open: Monday - Saturday 11a .m. -10 p.m. Call 602-528-3699.
The Stevens-Haustgen House was built in 1901 as a rental property by Constance Stevens. It was purchased by Edward Haustgen in 1911 for his sisters, Marguerite and Anna. Marguerite Haustgen lived there from 1937 to 1952. The building is considered significant for its representation of the historic California bungalow style built around the turn of the century. Now it serves as the “Hands on Heritage House Education Center.” Self-guided, interactive, changing exhibits. Please call 602-262-5070 (Rosson House Ticket Office). Free with purchase of Rosson House Museum ticket.
The Stevens House was built in 1901 by Constance Stevens, a widow and clerk in the local retail business known as the “New York Store.” This one-story red brick house was typical of the Midwestern influence and replaced the sun-dried adobe brick that had been used earlier. Of architectural interest is its unique roof system, an irregular belled hipped roof and double pyramidal roof over a projecting bay that raised the entire roof above the attic level 16 inches to allow space for air circulation. The Arizona Doll & Toy Museum occupies the Stevens Bungalow. It is filled with a wide variety of dolls and toys from yesterday as well as contemporary playthings and furnished doll houses. One room has been refurbished to reflect a turn of the century one room school house complete with antique dolls as “students.” The museum has a gift shop stocked with unusual items for children and adults. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm. Sunday: Noon-4:00 pm.For information or tour scheduling call 602-253-9337. Admission charged.
The Lath House Pavilion, completed in 1980, serves as an outdoor community meeting area. Its design has been influenced by combining 19th Century concepts of a botanical conservatory, a gazebo, a beer garden and a pedestrian shopping arcade, all of which were common features of early Phoenix architecture. This contemporary structure was designed by architect Robert Frankeberger and provides the space for many popular special events. The pavilion is also available for rental by individuals and community groups for weddings and banquets. Additionally, small indoor meeting rooms are available. For private rental information contact the Rosson House - Heritage Square Foundation & Guild at 602-261-8063. For special event & festival rental information contact the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Heritage & Science Park office at 602-262-5071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (115 North 6th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004).