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Litchfield Park is hosting the Litchfield Park Home and Garden Tour

101 year-old Litchfield Park is hosting the Litchfield Park Home and Garden Tour featuring seven houses on Old Litchfield Road.  The Tour is March 2, from 10am to 4pm, with a car show lining the street and quilts adorning the backyards.  Up until 1965 or so, Litchfield Park was the company town for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s Goodyear Farm operation. Mr. Litchfield had bought 16,000 acres of West Valley land in 1917 to grow cotton for his tires. He was the one, along with architect L.G. Knipe, that laid out the streets for Litchfield Park.  Mr. Litchfield claimed that “It costs little more to make anything beautiful rather than merely functional.”  When they created the wide streets, they inaugurated an elaborate landscaping program.  They planted Palm, Citrus, and Pepper trees along both sides along with flowers and shrubbery. After a few years it was called “The Lily of the Valley.”  We benefit from his plantings today.  Old Litchfield Road, within the Park, is lined with Palm trees alternated with Savile Orange trees.  The wide road, the grass promenade, and the trees are spectacular.  The houses on this street were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are a mix of Contemporary Ranch style, Modernist, and Mediterranean Revival.  Many remain the same on the exterior, while many have been renovated on the inside.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10am – 4pm

Tickets are $20.00  at www.lphsmuseum.org.

There is information at that website also.