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Catlin Court Historic District

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Built  1914 (1914)
Opened  1914
Architectural style  Bungalow
Catlin Court Historic District httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Location  Bounded by Gardenia Ave., 59th Ave., Palmarie Ave. and 58th Ave.
NRHP Reference #  92000680 (original) 07001088 (increase)
Boundary increase  October 20, 2007 (2007-10-20)
Designated HD  June 9, 1992 (1992-06-09)
Similar  Manistee Ranch, Sahuaro Ranch, Thunderbird Conservation Park, Arizona Canal

The Catlin Court Historic District, established in 1914, is significant for its historic association with an important period in the development of the city of Glendale, Arizona.



Glendale was founded by William John Murphy in 1892 and was incorporated as a town in 1910. Glendale’s economy depended mainly on the agricultural products produced in its farmlands. It wasn’t until 1902, when the Beet Sugar Factory was built and established in the town, that the town began to grow. The demand of new housing made the real estate around the Glendale Town site a profitable venture.


Various businessmen invested in the lands around the town site. Among the investors were Lafayette Myers, president of the Glendale State Bank and Otto R. Hansen, a businessman from Wisconsin. By 1914, Hansen subdivided the land in the area into residential lots which he named "Catlin Court" (Catlin was the maiden name of his wife). Myers together with A.A. Carrick, a local businessman, formed a real estate agency to promote the sale of the lots. Catlin Court became the first organized building expansion and development program in the city.


The most common architectural style of the homes are that of the Bungalow. Among the examples of the Bungalow style homes in the court which can still be found are the "Otto R. Hansen House", the "C.M. Wood House" and the "Green McBee/J.B. Ingram House". The Catlin Court Historic District is located in the area bounded by Gardenia Ave., 59th Ave., Palmarie Ave. and 58th Ave. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 1992. It is the first of ten districts in Glendale to be designated as historical by the National Register of Historic Places. The other nine historic neighborhood districts are the 59th Avenue Residential Historic District, Floralcroft Historic District, Glendale Gardens Historic District, Glendale Tract Historic District, Northfield Historic District, Myrtle Avenue Residential Historic District, Sage Acres Historic District, Sands Estate Historic District and the Thunderbird Estates and The McDonald Addition Historic District.

Historic houses

The following are images with a brief description of some of the houses found in the Catlin Court Historic District. These historic houses are listed as part of the Glendale Townsite Catlin Court Historic District and therefore listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 1992. The houses are also considered as significantly historical by the Glendale Historic Building Survey of 1980 and the Glendale Historic Society.


Catlin Court Historic District Wikipedia

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