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Browsing items in: Early Years of Sun City, Arizona

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Opening day of first model homes in Sun City

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Close-up of throngs visiting model homes and area on opening day, January 1, 1960. In the left forefront of picture is Myrtle Biaett and Polly McGowan (white cape) from Cotton Plant, Arkansas (information from son Vernon Biaett of Sun City, May...
    • Aerial view of early construction of Sun City

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • An aerial view of early construction in Sun City. This is the intersection of Grand Avenue and 107th Lane. Youngtown is in background. The Hiway House is in the lower left; as is the Grand Avenue Shopping Center, the Oakmont Community Center,...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Amateur Radio Club

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is the demo display of the Amateur Radio Club. The display is at an unknown shopping center in 1962.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • Churches in Sun City

    • Camera Arts Studio
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • This is the courtyard of the United Church of Sun City.
    • 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.
    • Newcomers Coffee

    • Del E. Webb Development Company (DEVCO)
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Newcomers Coffee on the patio of Fairway Center in th 1960's.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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