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The city of Phoenix was founded in 1870, but today few of the city’s early homes remain. If you want a glimpse of how Phoenix once looked, stroll around this collection of historic homes on the original town site. Although most of the houses are modest buildings from the early 20th century, there is one impressive Victorian home that dates to 1895. Today, the buildings house museums, restaurants, and gift shops. The typically over-the-top Queen Anne Rosson House (www.rossonhousemuseum.org; tel. 602/262-5070), furnished with period antiques, is open for tours. The Silva House is now home to the Rose & Thorn pub. In the Teeter House, you’ll find Nobuo at Teeter House. The old Baird Machine Shop contains Pizzeria Bianco, with the Thomas House home to its sister operation, Bar Bianco.