Things to See in Arizona

Although I've lived in Arizona since 2000, there is so much I haven't seen, especially in the Phoenix area.   I've done many Google searches looking for Things to Do in Phoenix and Arizona and yes, the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Tombstone always come up but there is more to see and discover.  Come with me on my journey to discover more of the Phoenix  area and Arizona as a whole.

New Windsor Hotel

March 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The New Windsor hotel started off as 6th Avenue Hotel when it was built in 1893. The two story, brick Victorian style hotel remained that way until 1925 when it was rename the Windsor Hotel and in 1930 the building gained a third story along with an addition in front mixing the Victorian architecture and brick. In the 50's it became the New Windsor...
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Sussex Squatters

February 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
The article in Arizona Republic bon 12/10/14 brought my attention to this historic building. However, the term historic would be disputed because they are arguing the family living there has been squatting illegally for 120 years. I don't know law but I thought at some point it's Too Bad, So Sad. The real reason it's an issue now ifs because the la...
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Sunnyslope Rock Garden

January 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In north Phoenix, an area called Sunnyslope, is the oddest, quirky, most unique house landscaping I've seen. The hours owner Grover Cleveland Thompson must have put in during his 22 years in the house is numbing. Grover Cleveland moved to Phoenix in 1952 and continued to build his rock garden with pouring concrete in halloween masks (which is why s...
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Chinese Cultural Center

December 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The Chinese Cultural Center, AKA COFCO Center, is located by the 44th Street and Van Buren, off the 202 freeway. There are various restaurants, retail, professional businesses a large Asian super market (Super L Ranch Market) but the best part of the center is the "hidden" part, which happens to be in plain view. I drive by the COFCO center mult...
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Historic Tanner Chapel

October 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Tanner Chapel looks so new and immaculate, you wouldn't know that it was a historic building. In 1887 the African Methodist Episcopal Church began at 2nd street and Jefferson. Years later they bought the land and built the now Historic Tanner Church in 1929 at 20 S Eight St. As I wandered around the building looking at the crisp, red bricks and the...
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