Yesterday and Today

by Bret McKeand

Marinette Recreation Center


Marinette Recreation Center as it appeared in January 1985, and as it appears today. The overall facility has been expanded over the years with additional buildings and outdoor amenities added. The palm trees, however, [...]

Greenway Shopping Center


Lucky's Supermarket ~ one of the original tenants. A view with Walgreens on the left and Lucky's to the right. Greenway Shopping Center As the Del Webb Development Company expanded Sun City during the [...]

Hiway House


The original Hiway House Restaurant on the southeast corner of 107 th and Grand avenues as it appeared in the 1960s. The buildings that once were the Hiway House Restaurant and Hotel were torn [...]

Kuentz Recreation Center in SCW


Kuentz Recreation Center under construction in 1988 Dancing during the opening ceremonies in 1989 Kuentz Recreation Center in Sun City West The Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., was the third recreation center [...]

Fairway Recreation Center


Town Hall Recreation Center in 1960, looking east. Peoria Avenue is to the right. At the time this photo was taken, Peoria Avenue was the southern border of Sun City. Within a few years, [...]

West Valley Museum of Art


The building when it housed Sun Cities Museum of Art The building today, home to Sun Cities West Valley Corps of the Salvation Army. West Valley Museum of Art The West Valley Museum of [...]

United Church of Sun City


United Church of Sun City as it appeared in the early 1960's Another view of the church during it's 25th Anniversary in 1985. United Church of Sun City United Church of Sun City, 11250 [...]

Grand Shopping Center


Sun City’s first shopping center and home to the community’s first grocery store. Another view of the shopping center showing Safeway, which opened the day before the first Sun City home was sold. Grand [...]

Sun City’s Liberty Bell


Our Liberty Bell, located at the Bell Recreation Center. Residents gathered in the parking lot of Sun City Stadium on Jan. 15, 1976 to donate over 7,000 pounds of scrap metal. Sun City's Liberty [...]

Mountain View


Mountain View Rec reation Center under construction in early 1967. Not much has changed at Mountain View over the years, with the exception of the addition of tennis courts located south of the entrance [...]



A courtyard with graceful arches fronted the 7,000-seat auditorium, which opened in 1980. Today, a Fry's Food Store occupies the land where the Sundome once existed. The store design replicated the arches in front of [...]

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