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Neighborhoods near downtown Mesa get historic status

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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:30 am | Updated: 11:48 pm, Sat Oct 9, 2010.

Two neighborhoods bordering downtown Mesa have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The West Side – Clark Addition and Fraser Fields joined the roster after at least five years of city efforts to seek recognition.

The West Side – Clark Addition is bounded roughly by Country Club Road to Date, and from Second Place to Pepper Place. The first homes were built from the 1920s through the 1940s, said John Wesley, Mesa’s acting historic preservation officer.

Fraser Fields is bounded by Main Street and University Drive, and Horne to Fraser Drive.

The historic designation means the properties in the district are more than 50 years old, which also makes them eligible for state and federal tax incentives for maintenance of the structures. Mesa has five other historic neighborhoods: West Second Street, Temple, Robson, Glenwood Wilbur and Evergreen.

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