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

Morcomb's Service Station and House

Built 1930 and 1936

 
 
Morcomb's Service Station and House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. Morcomb's Service Station and House Marker
Inscription.
This property is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States Department of the Interior
Listed
April 6, 2006

Ed and Bessie Morcomb and their son Den acquired this property in 1935, as an 18-hole miniature golf course called "Dinky Links". Within one year of the purchase, they converted the golf course into a Signal Oil Company service station and began construction on the adobe house, using earth from the site for the bricks. Upon the death of his father, Harry, their other son, returned home from the war and ran the business with his mother and brother. Upon his death in 2004, his children sold the property to the City of Glendale. The city began efforts to restore the service station and adobe house in 2007.
 
Location. 33° 32.542′ N, 112° 11.411′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Myrtle Avenue and Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Myrtle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on northeast 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. Floralcroft Historic District (approx. mile away); Catlin Court Historic District
Morcomb's Service Station and House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. Morcomb's Service Station and House Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); C. H. Tinker House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale Sanctuary (approx. 0.3 miles away); 59th Avenue Residential Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glendale High School Auditorium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glendale Townsite (approx. 0.4 miles away); Murphy Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Morcomb's Service Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. Morcomb's Service Station
Morcomb's House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
4. Morcomb's House
The house is just east of the station on Myrtle Ave. GPS is 33 32.536'N 112 11.399'W
Morcomb's Service Station Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
5. Morcomb's Service Station Historic Places Plaque
Morcomb's House Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
6. Morcomb's House Historic Places Plaque
Morcomb's Service Station Gas Pump image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, January 20, 2011
7. Morcomb's Service Station Gas Pump
Morcomb's Service Station Gas Pump image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, January 20, 2011
8. Morcomb's Service Station Gas Pump
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 9, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   7, 8. submitted on January 20, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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