Closed..... This is a memorial.
- Saturday 7am - 2pm
Breakfast and Lunch
North 58th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301
within Glendale's historic Catlin Court Shops District, this splendid old
house was built in 1940. Although built in 1940, the house appears to be
much older. The house has somehow managed to survive the ravages of time
and progress. The original blueprints were of a turn-of-the-century house
from Atlanta, Georgia. A gentleman by the name of Summers was owner of the
property at that time and the home doubled as a residence and a men's
tailor shop. The original integrity of the house has been maintained
through the years except for the addition of the front porch in 1991.
is a city determined to make its downtown core one of the most attractive
in the West. Therefore, downtown design guidelines call for the city core
to retain its small town character as it grows.
of the credit for the importance placed on small-town appeal goes to a
group of business owners in the downtown area. After an historic rock
house was leveled to make way for a parking lot, Sue Branch, who owned the
shop next door, initiated
petition drive, collecting some 5,000 signatures and presented them to
in an effort to stop further destruction of old houses near the downtown
area and to prevent the rest of the area from becoming office buildings
and parking lots. The city listened.
with the city, Sue and a group of dedicated shop owners and citizens spent
a year developing a zoning plan to create specialty retail shops in a
residential area containing some of the finest examples of Glendale's
early architecture. The City Council approved the plan in 1990 and the
Catlin Court Historic Shops District was born. The area has since been
entered into the National Register of Historic Places and has been
instrumental in revitalizing the downtown core.
one year of the Catlin Court Historic Shops District plan approval, more
than I0 shops, many of them antique stores, had opened in the quaint
houses. Because antique store owners like to congregate, a market niche
was created that attracted antique stores to empty downtown stores as
well. Instead of businesses leaving the downtown, stores were now opening