Stable / Granary

Stable / Granary (HMR8M)

Location: Glendale, AZ 85302 Maricopa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.624', W 112° 11.368'

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— at Sahuaro Ranch . . . —

Little is known about the history of this building, which started out as a horse stable, but it almost certainly was one of the earliest work buildings to be erected at Sahuaro Ranch.

The eastern half, with the vertical wood siding, was built first - possibly before 1890. This was where the horses used by the Bartlett family, their guests, and employees - for riding and pulling carriages or wagons - were housed.

The western half, which has the horizontal siding, was built in 1935. By then the Smith family was raising more livestock - dairy cows and beef cattle - and needed a storage facility for the large amounts of feed these animals required.

Sometime in the late 1930s, the horses were moved out of the stable and the entire building was converted into a granary. A feed grinder was installed and bins were built to store the grain and feed.

On the Ranch Today
A grain grinder and feed mixer remain in the building, but they are no longer in working condition. Most of the storage bins have been removed, and the steel roof on the west end of the building was installed in recent years.

[Photo captions follow]

[Top] Looking southwest, the photograph above shows the building in 1899 when it was a horse barn. The corner of the Blacksmith Shop is visible to the left. (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Historical Foundation, W.N. Campbell Photograph Album, DW-84-24).

[Center left] This photograph of Bishop Patterson shows the building after it was converted into a granary in the 1930s. Patterson, a Glendale resident and local cotton gin operator, is on the east side of the building. (Photo courtesy of Richard Smith).
HM NumberHMR8M
Placed ByGlendale Parks & Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 389610 N 3715897
Decimal Degrees33.57706667, -112.18946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.624', W 112° 11.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 37.44" N, 112° 11' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)623, 602
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10207 N 60th Dr, Glendale AZ 85302, US
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