Yesterday and Today

The oldest buildings in Sun City

Posted 4/8/20

Yesterday: This small building, left, was erected by the Del Webb Development Company in 1959 to house a salesman to answer inquiries from passersby.

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Yesterday and Today

The oldest buildings in Sun City

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Yesterday: This small building, left, was erected by the Del Webb Development Company in 1959 to house a salesman to answer inquiries from passersby. The small office paid off as the salesman had 400 sold leads by the time Sun City opened Jan. 1, 1960. The building was used for a number of purposes over the ensuing decade, including as a concession stand in 1961 when the second series of model homes opened, and a changing room (the Halfway House) for the Sun City Saints women’s professional softball team. [Photo courtesy of Del Webb Sun Cities Museum]

Today: Soon after the Sun Cities Area Historical Society in 1990 purchased the first model home built in Sun City, it was able to secure the former sales building. It was restored and attached to the rear of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum, right, where today it is used as a theater. It is believed to be the oldest building in Sun City. [Bret McKeand/Independent Newsmedia]

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