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Early Years of Sun City, Arizona
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    • Sun City Saints

    • Sun City Saints
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Saints booster holding poster proclaiming " Welcome Home Sun City Saints 1979 Women's National Softball Champions." The people in photo are unidentified. The photo was taken in 1979.
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River

    • Bridge over Agua Fria River
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River on Bell Road between Sun City and Sun City West. The bridge washed out when water was released from Lake Pleasant at a very high rate for a 24-hour period to protect Waddell Dam. Del Webb Company got permission from the...
    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office

    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • First Del Webb Development Company Sun City Sales Office. The sales office was later converted to a refreshment stop at opening of second series of model homes and then to dressing room for the Sun City Saints. The sales office is now the "Sales...
    • Arizona Bank temporary quarters

    • Arizona Bank temporary quarters
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Arizona Bank Located at 107th & Peoria Avenue. This was before the building was erected. Banking was done from temporary quarters in the bus. The Arizona Bank sign is on the side of the bus. Photos was taken in 1969.
    • Sun City Symphony

    • Sun City Symphony
    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Jennings Butterfield, conducting the Sun City Symphony, in the early 1970's.
    • King's Inn

    • King's Inn
    • Petlex Studios, Inc.
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Guests enjoying the swimming pool at the King's Inn. The King's Inn is located on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and 107th Avenue. King's Inn was built by Del Webb Construction Company.
    • Sunland Memorial Cemetery under construction

    • Sunland Memorial Cemetery under construction
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)/Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial view of construction at the Garden Crypts Sunland Memorial Park. It is unknown when this photo was taken.
    • Sun City Library

    • Sun City Library
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)/Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Jerry Costin is seated at table and is checking out books to Charles Nearman. Other people in this photograph are unidentified.
    • Del E. Webb and John F. Kennedy

    • Del E. Webb and John F. Kennedy
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • John F. Kennedy throwing out first pitch of a baseball game. The man standing behind and to the right of John F. Kennedy is Del E. Webb.
    • Signage for King's Inn

    • Signage for King's Inn
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Sign design reflects ambience of King's Inn built by Del Webb Company. It was located at southeast corner of Grand and 107th Avenue.
    • Aerial view of Sun City

    • Aerial view of Sun City
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Photographic record of the development of Sun City from periodic aerial photos. The photo is labeled "Del E. Webb Corporation Sun City, Phase I Maricopa County, AZ." Job began on July 22, 1959. This photo is dated June 19, 1970 and has a...
    • Building construction

    • Building construction
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Water and sewer lines being installed for first five models in Sun City. Date of photograph is November 1959 and the five models are on Oakmont Drive and 107th Avenue. The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum/Sun Cities Area Historical building is now...
    • Del Webb and Bob Hope

    • Del Webb and Bob Hope
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is a photograph of Del Webb and comedian Bob Hope. Caption reads "An avid golfer, Webb brought many celebrities, including Bob Hope, to Sun City to play."
    • Lakeview Recreation Center

    • Lakeview Recreation Center
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial shot looking north of Thunderbird Avenue and Del Webb Avenue at the Lakeview Recreation Center and Viewpoint Lake. Top part of picture shows Phase II of new construction.
    • Home interior showcasing the sunken bathtub

    • Home interior showcasing the sunken bathtub
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is one of the Wheatridge Drive models, from Early Phase II, called the Cosmopolitan series 100. It had a sunken bathtub looking out into the patio.
    • Closeup - "For Active Retirement - Del Webb's ?"

    • Closeup - "For Active Retirement - Del Webb's ?"
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is a billboard on Grand Avenue approaching Sun City. The photo was taken in November of 1959. There is a large question mark in the center of the billboard because the community was unnamed at that time. For publicity reasons, the Del Webb...
    • Interior of home with pool

    • Interior of home with pool
    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • New owners enjoying the "pool" in their El Dorado model. Names of homeowners are not known. Caption reads "The luxurious Phase II model home featured an indoor lap pool. The feature wasn't popular with early Sun City Residents, and only a few of...

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