Search no more... The N. Sol & Lena Kartus home is the home of your dreams. Enjoy the feeling of days gone by in this lovely Territorial Style duplex, located in the F.Q. Story Historic District and built in the 1928. It is on one of the most beautiful blocks in the neighborhood and has striking curb appeal with its charming front porches. Step inside through the lovely front door, and you'll be in awe of the gorgeous hardwood floors, coved ceilings, and stately fireplace. The living room has an adorable built-in cabinets with fold down desks on the same wall as the fire places vintage light fixtures. Lots of natural light from the large picture windows. One side has a built-in hutch in the dining room. There are 1920's vintage wall sconces. Each side is a mirror image of each other at 977 sq ft each. The kitchen has classic style cabinetry, an elegant formal dining room with lots of natural light for formal evenings of entertaining. There is one bedroom on the main floor and 2nd bedroom on the 2nd floor. Nice covered patios on each side, storage buildings and RV gates in the back for cars or small RV, urban living at it's best, close to downtown, museums performing arts and sporting events. Call soon before this one gets away. Walk score of 81 and bike score of 98. Imagine it is 1930. F. J. Paddock is Phoenix's Mayor and John C. Phillips is Arizona's Governor. Land that was to become the Story Neighborhood was initially purchased in 1887 and 1906 by Francis Q. Story, a horticulturist who was also known as the "Father of the Sunkist orange." Although platted in March 1920, the development of the Story Neighborhood did not begin until 1923, after the completion of the Kenilworth School and the construction of the Cave Creek Dam. In 1928 the Governor was Geo. W.P. Hunt and Phoenix Mayor was Frank A. Jefferson. F.Q. Story was a middle class neighborhood where there was "something for everyone". The area was at first considered to be too far from the center of town to be suitable for the development. The increasing use of the automobile and growing population made development more feasible. The first homes built in the neighborhood were located between 7th and 11th Avenues, south of Moreland. At that time, the Phoenix city limits extended only as far as 15th Ave. Early residents in the Story Neighborhood included several prominent Phoenix citizens such as: James H. Kerby, Democratic leader and Secretary of State for several terms, R.E. Farley, district representative of the Anti-Saloon League, and Frank Snell, a prominent attorney who built his $12,000 home at 920 Lynwood
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