Modern Phoenix The Beadle Archive

Paradise Gardens marketing brochure circa 1960

Including what the homes look like today

Click to enlarge the brochureOther identifying characteristics for the Saguaro include sunflaps, trellis, CMU protrusions, and U-shaped plan Saguaro model home by Al Beadle in Paradise Gardens, Phoenix Arizona, 2016
A Saguaro 100 model in 2016
Other identifying characteristics for the Palo Verde include Sunflaps, three windows in front elevation, occasional wood sunscreens, and square aperture in roof by entryway. Storage volume in carport is far from front door.Palo Verde model home by Al Beadle in Paradise Gardens, Phoenix Arizona, 2016
A Palo Verde 200 model in 2016
Other identifying characteristics for the Ocotillo include angled carport, window wall by front door, and breezeblock in carport.
An Ocotillo 300 model in 2016
Other identifying characteristics for the Cholla include sunflaps, two windows on front elevation, and storage volume in carport is closer to front door. Cholla model home by Al Beadle in Paradise Gardens, Phoenix Arizona, 2016
A Cholla 400 model in 2016
This vintage article from 1960 provides valuable information about the homes' interior finishes including mahogany cabinets and louvered folding doors. The vintage ad below touts Chambers built-in counter cooking units with an electric broiler.
Original subdivided plat map in 1958. The top left portion of Gold Dust was bulldozed to create State Route 51. The community's original monument sign is absurdly stranded in the vacant lot across the highway on 32nd Street. Original Monument Sign for Paradise Gardens Original Monument Sign for  Paradise Gardens Original Monument Sign for  Paradise Gardens Custom Home by Al Beadle in Paradise Gardens