Fifty years ago, you wouldn’t have recognized this beautiful, historic residential block. After decades of change and neglect, some said these turn-of-the-century buildings were better fit for demolition than anything else. But instead, our community rose up. They donated money and materials, and volunteered their time to preserve and restore the 1895 Queen Anne-style Rosson House and ten other historic buildings of Heritage Square that represent the last remaining original residential block of the townsite of Phoenix.
Today, the continued preservation of this site is in question. The current pandemic crisis has disrupted our revenue sources during what is usually our busiest time of year. While we continue to provide free educational programming online, we are in dire need.
During this month where we celebrate National Historic Preservation, you can help save Heritage Square. Your contribution will preserve and maintain the historic buildings and our collection, keep our online connection with our communuity strong, and sustain our ability to offer tours, programs, and special events when we are able to reopen. When this crisis wanes, people will be desperate for arts and culture spaces to return to, to instill a sense of nostalgia and comfort. Heritage Square will be that space. Please support the Square today.