Back in time for another
For this week’s Throwback comes an old photo of a house in Scottsdale my family had put a deposit on, but then backed out of. It was 1979 and we were outgrowing our modest Hallcraft house, so we fixed our sights on a new subdivision a few miles north. The house had bedrooms for all of us, plus another to spare, but after mulling it over and contemplating the disruption of the move (we’d have to change schools), we decided to stay put. Also at the time there was a horse ranch behind the house, and my mom feared it would be developed. She was right – it was developed into another subdivision a few years later. Fortunately the deposit was refundable.
Here’s the snapshot of the newly completed house in 1979, taken with
Going back home to check on things is easy with Google Earth at hand. In a box of old photos I came across recently there were a few photos of our old house back in Scottsdale. Based on the paint colors I’d date the photos to the late 70s or very early 80s. It was a simple house, one of thousands built by Hallcraft Homes in a subdivision called Park Scottsdale.
30+ years later, the view from Google Earth: