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Browsing items in: Early Years of Sun City, Arizona

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    • Churches in Sun City

    • Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is the courtyard of the United Church of Sun City.
    • Presentation of First Anniversary birthday cake

    • Del E. Webb Corporation
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Ralph Hawley, the President of the Sun City Civic Association, and Tom Austin, Del Webb Corporation activities coordinator. Tom is wearing the black suit and is holding the 1st Anniversary cake in January of 1961.
    • Sun City aerial view, 1962

    • Del E. Webb Corporation
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Photographic record of the development of Sun City in a periodic aerial photo. Photos is labeled "Del E. Webb Corporation Sun City, Phase I Maricopa County, AZ." Job began 7/22/1959. Photo was taken on 6/5/62.
    • 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

    • 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.
    • King's Inn/Hiway House Coffee Brake Restaurant menu

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This menu shows prices from the Coffee House at the King's Inn at the southeast corner of 107th Avenue and Grand Avenue. Kings Inn/Hiway House was built by Del E. Webb Company. Some of the items on the menu are chopped sirloin steak with mushroom...
    • Lawn bowling

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Lawn bowling was a popular sport from the beginning of Sun City.
    • Sunshine Committee Service

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Members of Sunshine Committee Service with equipment for the sick room. The people, from left to right, are Ann Heath, volunteer; Rev. Thistlethwaite, founder; Hazel Meyer, volunteer.
    • Sun City aerial view, 1959

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Aerial view of Sun City looking north. Construction of Sun City started on July 22, 1959. This photo was taken on December 4, 1959. Street running diagonally is 107th Avenue. Second street from bottom of picture running east to west is Grand...
    • First Church of Christ, Scientist

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is the First Church of Christ, Scientist located at 10045 Clair Drive in Sun City. Photo was taken in 1967.
    • Sun City signage

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Electric signage located at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Del Webb Boulevard. The sign had flashing lights that told of activities and model home information.
    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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 ?"

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Milwaukee Brewers sign

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Big sign being installed at the Winter Home of the Milwaukee Brewers in Sun City.

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