Historic 1940 Santa Fe Style Home in Casa Grande
by Val Wilson
Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.
Beautiful 1940 Santa Fe Style Home in sunny Arizona! This historic Pueblo Revival style home is on the National Register of Historic Places, and located in the Evergreen Historic District of Casa Grande, Arizona.
Known as the Walter Wilbur home, it boasts a large great room, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms, and a 15000 sq ft lot. In the tradition of the Pueblo Revival style, popular in the 1920s and 1930s in the Southwest, it contains red-tile parapet exterior walls, lath and plaster interior walls, coved ceilings, and corbelled wood posts. Most of the interior cabinetry, and kitchen and bathroom hardware are original. The house is currently a consignment store, but could be converted back to a residence.
904 E 8th St. Casa Grande, AZ 85122
3 beds, 2.75 baths, 2,034 sq. ft.
Asking price: $200,000
MLS #: 5455659
Historic Pueblo Revival style home located in the Evergreen Historic District of Casa Grande and placed on the National Register of Historic Places known as the Walter Wilbur House. Currently known locally as Unique Pink a consignment boutique only open 4 days per month. This lovely historic home boasts a large great room, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms and 2.75 baths and mostly all original and in great condition. The many Pueblo Revival architectural features include Parapet exterior walls, canales, corbelled wood posts, coved ceilings, and lath and plaster interior walls. Handsome rear patio includes an outdoor kitchen which was added in 1985. Huge 15000 sq ft lot, 20 ft hedges and big trees give you lots of privacy. Truly a great example of an early Arizona luxury home!
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AUTHOR VAL WILSON
Val Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and just never left! The sunsets and southwestern flavor of the territory have always been a place she calls home. Her love for old houses blossomed when she started exploring the many rustic ghost towns of Arizona in high school. The structures and homes left behind by former pioneers, miners, and ranchers ignited a passion to preserve such places so their story, and the people who lived there, live on in our histories.
Val has a Masters in Elementary Education, and is a teacher of the gifted. In her spare time, she is the chairman of her town’s art commission, a committee dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the structures and community systems within the town boundaries. Her town is a former 1955 retirement community, which fuels her love for mid-century recipes that she displays on her blog Mid-Century Chef.
She is also treasurer of the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association (PCA), which researches, investigates, and preserves artifacts, documents, and pioneer cemeteries of territorial Phoenix. She is often found at their headquarters, historic Smurthwaite, which is a 1897 shingle style house built by one of Phoenix’s pioneers, James Creighton. It is also one of the few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Phoenix.