at 113 N 6th St , 85004
City of Phoenix Park which has three restaurants, a bar, and the Rosson House Museum
Featuring ten historic buildings dating from the late 1800s an early 1900s, Historic Heritage Square is home to several award winning restaurants, elegant museums and shops. These popular destinations are nestled within and around Heritage Square Park – an ideal location for weddings, festivals, banquets, and other special events. The Square encompasses the last remaining group of residential structures from Phoenix's original town site and is a must see for residents and visitors alike! SEE THE "WELCOME" TAB OF THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS, WEBSITE LINKS, AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE VARIOUS DESTINATIONS AT HISTORIC HERITAGE SQUARE. PARKING Discount parking is available with validation at the Heritage Garage, Fifth and Monroe Streets. Take your parking ticket to be validated at one of the museums or restaurants for discount. NOTE: Garage parking rates for special events are more than normal daily parking. Validation is not available for special events. Parking rates are subject to change without notice. Entrances to Heritage Garage are on Monroe Street as well as Fifth Street. A reminder: Fifth Street is one way. HOW TO GET HERE Public Transportation: Bus Routes 1, 3, 7, & 12 all stop at Van Buren & 7th Street. Metro Light Rail westbound stops at Washington & 3rd Street; Metro Light Rail eastbound stops at Jefferson & 3rd Street Driving: From the I-10, take the 7th Street exit and turn South. Turn right on Monroe Street, which is one block south of Van Buren. The Monroe garage entrance is on the South side of Monroe Street. From the I-17, take the 7th Street exit and turn North. Turn left onto Washington. Turn right on 5th Street. The 5th Street garage entrance is on the East side of 5th Street.
A word of caution. Due to the Super Bowl Experience which will impact a large area near the Square, we have been informed that the Monroe Street entrance to the Historic Heritage Square garage will be closed from Jan. 16 (today) through Feb. 3. So enter from 5th Street.
Don't forget. It's Team Trivia Night at the Rose and Crown starting at 7pm. When was the last time you tried to win? Bring some friends.
People ask, so we're letting you know early. Upcoming events to put on your calendar: 1. 35th Rosson House Foundation Anniversary Party (Free) -- Feb. 7th 2. Motoring Thru Time (Free) - Feb. 7th 3. Heritage Square (Free) - Feb. 14th 4. PHOENIX FLEA (admission charge) - Mar. 14th
On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declared the massive Grand Canyon a national monument. Now that's something to celebrate. Happy 107th Birthday!
Saturday and the sky is gray. But Historic Heritage Square will be bustling with activity for it's Heritage Saturday sponsored by the Rosson House Museum. So come on down this afternoon, explore, have fun at this free family oriented activity, and then have something to eat at one of our restaurants.
It's Friday. Time to head for lunch on the square, or drinks on the square (and you can start with coffee in the morning), or dinner on the square. Remember...you did resolve to spend more time here!
A little historic trivia from 1923: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups & Milky Way bars were introduced. A movie ticket cost $.15 Westinghouse, General Electric & RCA formed The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Cecil B. DeMille's first "The Ten Commandments" premiered. Ethylized, anti-knock gasoline was first marketed in Dayton, OH.
Did you know that L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was published in 1900?
New Year's resolution for 2015. Visit Historic Heritage Square more often than you did last year.
Be sure to check everyone's schedule to see who's open and who is not today, this evening, and tomorrow. Happy New Year!
A common position in Phoenix at the turn of the previous century was the zanjero. The job was so important that it was an appointment by the city council. A zanjero's salary was $75/month in the late 1890s and $80/month by 1901, and his main duty was the control of irrigitation canal gates. (Sources: "The Arizona Republican," chroniclingamerica.loc.gov; www.srpnet.com/about/history/facts.aspx)
So what were some of the classic toys that children once received? In 1903, it was Crayola Crayons. In 1950, it was Silly Putty. Yahtzee first appeared in 1956. And Etch-A-Sketch was hot in 1960. Do you still have any of these in your house today?
A piece of history from the 1901 "The Showman" journal: "...the tattooing of the present day...In the States, it is quite a common sight at a dinner or a ball, to see three or four beautiful specimens loveliness of about twenty summers, with a few butterflies and lizards on their breasts, backs, or arms, and they will have their evening dresses cut to show their designs off to the best advantage." Hmm, that's well over 100 years ago. We bet you did not know that.