2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the historic Ellis-Shackelford House, home to Arizona Humanities. Built in 1917 and renovated in 2013, the historic house was designed by local architect R.A. Gray and built by prominent physician William C. Ellis. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and in the Phoenix Historic Property Register in 1986.
Join the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Planning and Development Department for a birthday celebration in conjunction with National Preservation Month. Activities include: house tours, a look at the architecture and history, stories from the Shackelford family, historically dressed guests, music, refreshments, and future plans for the area. The free program takes place Thursday, May 11th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1242 N. Central. RSVP via facebook or eventbrite at https://ellis-shackelfordhouse100.eventbrite.com.