Bounded by Thomas Road, Windsor Avenue, 15th and 16th avenues
Margarita Place was a residential suburb of the city of Phoenix when it was platted as a subdivision back in 1927, and it still is in many ways. The Encanto 18 Golf Course wraps the small neighborhood on the west and south, while Encanto Park borders Margarita Place on the east. Less than two miles from downtown Phoenix, the Margarita Place Historic District retains its original residential calm thanks to surrounding green space.
But unlike modern Valley subdivisions in Phoenix, the homes in Margarita Place span a stylistic spectrum. Ranch style homes from the 40s sit comfortably next to 30s Period Revival styles—Tudor/Elizabethan, Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival or Southwest Revival. Each house in Margarita Place was built with its own unique personality.
Low-pitched roofs of Ranches mingle with steeply pitched Tudors and the horizontal lines of Spanish Colonials. One house wears scuppers; the next, arched portals or a a wood-post porch. Margarita Place may be the best historic district to visit if you want to learn the various architectural styles and details of historic Phoenix.
Encanto 18 Golf Course