Paradise Gardens marketing brochure circa 1960
Including what the homes look like today
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Other identifying characteristics for the Saguaro
include sunflaps, trellis, CMU protrusions, and U-shaped plan
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.
Other identifying characteristics for the Ocotillo
include angled carport, window wall by front door, and breezeblock in carport.
Other identifying characteristics for the Cholla
include sunflaps, two windows on front elevation, and storage volume in carport is closer to front door.
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.