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From Lizard Acres to Lush Oasis - The Building of Sun City West, Arizona
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    • Sun City West Inaugural Day Station cover

    • Sun City West Inaugural Day Station cover
    • Sun City West Coin and Stamp Club
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Sun City West Inaugural Day Station envelope February 27, 1995. Sponsored by Sun City West Coin and Stamp Club.
    • Plan for Sun City West presented in 1975 by Del E. Webb Construction Company

    • Plan for Sun City West presented in 1975 by Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • The plan for Sun City West announced by John Meeker in January 1975 envisioned a city built in two phases. Phase I, today's Sun City West, would consist of the land east of Grand Avenue and north of Bell Road. It was estimated that Phases I and II...
    • Sun City West - aerial view of construction

    • Sun City West - aerial view of construction
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • By April 1986, Sun City West was nearing completion, although it would be another 18 months before the project was completed. The Del E. Webb Construction Company recorded their progress on building this new retirement community by taking a series...
    • R. H. Johnson Recreation Center nearing completion.

    • R. H. Johnson Recreation Center nearing completion.
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • This photograph, taken in April 1979, is the last of 11 aerial photos taken by the Del E. Webb Construction Company recording the construction of the R. H. Johnson Recreation Center. Hillcrest Golf Course is on the right of the Center. R. H....
    • Sundome Center for the Performing Arts under construction

    • Sundome Center for the Performing Arts under construction
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • One of a series of aerial photographic records of the Sundome construction in Sun City West. Photos are labeled "Del E. Webb Corporation Sun City West Sundome Maricopa County, AZ." Job began 11/6/78. There are 17 photos - the first photo is dated...
    • Del E. Webb Hospital under construction

    • Del E. Webb Hospital under construction
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • After 10 years in the planning, the groundbreaking for Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West was held on October 7, 1985. The official dedication was held December 6, 1987 and the hospital opened for business on January 4, 1988.
    • Audience enjoying show at the Sundome

    • Audience enjoying show at the Sundome
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • The Sundome Center for the Performing Arts opened with a bang - and Lawrence Welk - on September 13, 1980. For over 20 years the 7000 seat theatre provided a wealth of entertainment for visitors and residents. Over the years, revenues decreased...
    • Sun City West homes in August 1979

    • Sun City West homes in August 1979
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • View of Sun City West homes under construction. Photo appeared in the August 1979 Sun City West Progress Report.
    • Bell Road bridge washout

    • Bell Road bridge washout
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Bell Road bridge over the Agua Fria River was washed out in a flood in February 1980. It would take 18 months for a new bridge to be completed.
    • Sun City West Library under construction

    • Sun City West Library under construction
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Visible for miles across the flat desert landscape of 1978, the library's Spanish bell tower quickly became a Sun City West landmark which remains today.
    • Sun City West Phase I nearing completion

    • Sun City West Phase I nearing completion
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • This is the last in a series of 105 aerial photos taken by the Del E. Web Construction Company to record the building of Sun City West. "Job 4290" began on 2/15/1978. This photo was taken on 10/8/1987 looking north from south of Bell Road. Grand...
    • "Topping Out" the Del E. Webb Hospital

    • "Topping Out" the Del E. Webb Hospital
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Celebrating the completion of the Del E. Webb Hospital in Sun City West - a worker on a crane wearing a top hat released balloons.
    • Sun City West Grounbreaking Ceremony

    • Sun City West Grounbreaking Ceremony
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Groundbreaking for Sun City West was attended by Del E. Webb Construction Company (DEVCO) employees and dignitaries. From left, John Meeker, DEVCO President; Senator Dennis DeConcini; Hank Raymond, DEVCO Vice-President; J. G. Boswell; and Arizona...
    • Lizard Acres - Site of Sun City West

    • Lizard Acres - Site of Sun City West
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development
    • This is a photograph of Lizard Acres, the future site of the Sun City West development. Silage storage buildings on site of what is now Sun City West.
    • Lizard Acres sign

    • Lizard Acres sign
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • This Lizard Acres sign remains along the Santa Fe RR tracks along Grand Avenue, 1/2 mile north of Bell Road.
    • Lizard Acres - Spurlock & Wetzler Feed Lot

    • Lizard Acres - Spurlock & Wetzler Feed Lot
    • Unknown
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • Lizard Acres sign. Lizard Acres was the name of the Spurlock & Wetzler Feed Lot located where Sun City West is now. The Lizard Acres sign was at Dysart and Grand Avenues. In the 1940's, R. S. Spurlock and J. C. Wetzler of Holbrook, Arizona, were...
    • Sun City West development - The project begins

    • Sun City West development - The project begins
    • Del E. Webb Construction Company
    • Sun City West, Arizona; Construction -- Planning; Development;
    • This is the first in a series of 105 aerial photographs taken by the Del E. Webb Construction Company documenting the development of Sun City West. Photos are labeled as "Job 4290" with a start date of 2/15/1978. This photo was taken 4/3/1978 and...

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