You may have found yourself asking why your home looks the way it does or the origins of your neighborhood. The majority of our current neighborhoods were assembled to accommodate a need for mass housing after World War II.
Arizona architecture can be traced back to four different eras:
1. Indigenous Native American—Adobe walls, courtyards, some of which were cave dwellings.
2. Mexican and Spanish influence—Flat-roofed houses built with locally produced timber mixed with sloped mud and clay bricks.
3. Frontier—Victorian-style homes as well as brick and wood-framed structures.
4. Post WWII—Craftsman and Bungalow-style architecture, borrowed from our neighbors in California, as well as ranch-style homes.