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Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Glendale Business District

Developed 1896 – 1921

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. Glendale Business District Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1892, Glendale developed its own "downtown" where residents obtained the goods and services they needed. It was also where local farmers shipped the fruits, vegetables, and livestock they raised to national markets. Glendale blossomed into the largest town in the northwest Salt River Valley. Separated from Phoenix by miles of open space, Glendale's downtown had banks, groceries, theaters, department stores, and other businesses. The role of the downtown changed by the 1960's as the area grew and the automobile provided other shopping options. Yet Glendale businesses and government worked together since the 1980's to again make the area a regional destination.
 
Erected by City of Glendale.
 
Location. 33° 32.385′ N, 112° 11.015′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Glenn Drive and North 58th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Glenn Drive. Click for map. Marker is on southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Glendale AZ 85301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murphy Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert W. Cole Building (about 300 feet away,
Glendale Business District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. Glendale Business District Marker
measured in a direct line); Glendale's Towering Flagstaff (about 400 feet away); William J. Murphy (about 400 feet away); Hine Building (about 500 feet away); Sine Building (about 500 feet away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale Sanctuary (about 500 feet away); Glendale Townsite (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Glendale Business District image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. Glendale Business District
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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