Historic home in Brentwood

The Brentwood Historic District, which is part of the Greater Coronado Neighborhood Association, will be holding its first-ever home tour on Sunday, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brentwood residents are inviting the general public to come check out a darling block of 1930s homes, one bonus tree house and a special historic church. The tour will feature two firsts, namely the first home tour ever in the Brentwood Historic District as well as the first time a historic Brentwood church is open to the public. The Church of God in Christ will generously open its doors to the public and display its recent renovation and preservation efforts. Built by the Church of Latter Day Saints and now home to the largest African-American church in the state, this majestic building conveys much cultural, religious and architectural significance.

Historic Church of God in Christ in Brentwood

The tour will be a walking tour of a single block with free parking at the church. The street will be blocked off and tour participants will enjoy music, food and craft vendors and check out some vintage cars. In addition to showing off their homes, Brentwood homeowners will share some of their personal stories of perseverance as they transformed neglected houses into beautiful homes.

A portion of each tour ticket sold will go toward renovating Virginia Park, a small neighborhood park also in the GCNA at 15th Street and Virginia Avenue. Tour headquarters will be at 18th and Willetta streets, just south of McDowell. You can buy tickets there on tour day or buy in advance online.

Lyle Plocher is a licensed Arizona real estate broker with the Urban Connection Realty Team at HomeSmart. Lyle can be reached at lyle@downtownphoenixjournal.com.