Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
of Historic Places
Listed April 9, 1998
Department of the Interior
Manistee Ranch a treasured Glendale landmark and was the long-time home of Louis M. Sands, a pioneer of modern Arizona cattle ranching. Sands purchased the ranch in 1907 and named it after his Michigan hometown. Here he developed techniques for rotating cattle pastures to work within the limits of the land. The Queen Anne Victorian style house, built in 1897, is distinguished by its "Sky Parlor," a square windowed tower rising above the building's center. This site includes a granary, garage, office, and date orchards. With the help of the Sands family and Arizona Heritage Fund, the Glendale Arizona Historical Society acquired the site in 1996.
Location. 33° 33.092′ N, 112° 10.204′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from North 51st Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is just west of the visitors parking area of the Manistee Ranch Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5127 West Northern Avenue, Glendale AZ 85301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glendale Woman's Club Clubhouse (approx. one mile away); 59th Avenue Residential Historic District (approx. one mile away); Glendale Townsite (approx. 1.1 miles away); Floralcroft Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Catlin Court Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glendale Business District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Murphy Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church of Glendale Sanctuary (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
Also see . . . Manistee Ranch Park. The Park's website details the history of the ranch, programs offered and additional photos. (Submitted on May 11, 2010.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings • Notable Places •
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