Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Maryvale Model Homes

John F. Long, one of the early giants in Phoenix's suburban development, began creating Maryvale (named after his wife Mary) from the ground up in the mid 1950s. Here are the original model homes on display at the first home show in the Valley:
47th Ave. and Indian School Rd.
Here's a current view of the model homes:
Click here for satellite view
Maryvale has seen better days. It displaced the long reign of South Phoenix as the most violent, gang-troubled neighborhood in the Valley, although violent crime has abated there somewhat in the last few years according to statistics.

Here is a link to a superb blog about John F. Long and Maryvale: click here to read more.