The Great Depression

The Great Depression shaped America's landscapes, both in terms of their physical and human dimensions.

Scottsdale and the Great Depression

The graceful, even beautiful, lines of Scottsdale Grammar School #2 convey a sense of prosperity. Stability seems to be written right into the school’s symmetrical concrete façade. It is a testimony to the optimism of 1928, the year it was…

What Was the CCC?

Breadlines, street corner apple vendors, and families traveling cross-country in jalopies looking for employment are phenomena unknown to most alive today. As those who lived through the Great Depression continue to fall by the wayside, memories of…

A CCC Worker's Story

Among President Franklin Roosevelt's many "Alphabet Soup" New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was perhaps the most successful in reducing unemployment among America's youth. The highly regimented program…

DBG's Webster Auditorium

Adobe has served as an inexpensive and reliable building material for cultures across the globe for several millenia. Although ancient in origin, the use of adobe boasts thoroughly modern advantages such as renewability and energy efficiency, making…

Craftsman Court and Fifth Avenue

PARDON OUR DUST: WE'RE RECONSTRUCTING THE STORYIn the 1950s Craftsman Court and Fifth Avenue became the heart of Scottsdale’s burgeoning arts district. The district began as artists and entrepreneurs invested in the development of the arts. Artists…