Interactive Q&A Be a part of Sun Cities AMAZING HISTORY!! Join our blog discussion and ask a question. What were the challenges and risks that Del Webb and the early residents took? Where is the first fire hydrant located? Why is Sun City called “The Community that Changed the Nation? The founders of the museum collected a stunning array of photos, model home brochures, advertising and memorabilia that showcases the communities past. Who were these people? Are you new to this area or contemplating moving here and have some questions? Join our blog discussion and your questions will be answered in within 24 hours. Ask your question or comment below… tech4help2021-05-06T13:29:35-07:00April 29th, 2021| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! Facebook 4 Comments Ben Roloff May 22, 2021 at 6:35 am - Reply I posted this reply once before, but it must be out there in cyberspace somewhere. Oh, well! The inscription on the flagpole site at Greenway Shopping Center says, “Dedicated to the memory of DEL E WEBB a man of noble aspirations and glorious achievements A true American Patriot October 13, 1975. That brings me back to the original question: If the shopping center pictures show the flagpole when it opened in ’73 and Webb died in ’74, the reason for the dedication in Oct. of ’75? I found no note of it being dedicated in the newspapers and so have no explanation as to anything about the flagpole. Maybe Jerry S.,, D. Tuffs, or Wally B. might have an answer? Ben Roloff May 18, 2021 at 6:13 am - Reply In the tribute inscription at the base of the flagpole describing the reason for dedicated the flagpole and immediate environs surrounding it, the final note was the dedication date as October 25, 1975. That’s over two years after the opening of Greenway Shopping Center. I think there has to be an explanation to explain the time gap if indeed the current flagpole was already there when the site was introduced as Sun City’s newest shopping center. As Sun City historian Edson Allen would say, “Ah…, the mystery of history.” Ben R May 9, 2021 at 6:49 am - Reply This is really nice feature! There is a really tall flagpole in the parking lot of the Greenway Shopping Center that I have heard was once described as the tallest west of I-17. At the base is a small tribute to Del E. Webb as the founder of Sun City and the date of the gift without explanation. Who paid for the flagpole? Who maintains it? Bill Pearson May 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm - Reply Hey Ben did some further digging and found in Meeker’s Journal an early photo from the Greenway Terrace Shopping Center that opened in 1973. It was 78,609 square feet and was anchored by Walgreen drug store and a Lucky Market grocery store. This opened right around the same time as the Sun Dial Rec Center with the largest indoor pool and largest sun dial (April of 73). The interesting aspect of the picture of the shopping center was the flag pole was there already. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if John (bigger is better) Meeker didn’t also want to have one of the tallest flag poles in place when the shopping center opened. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.