Al Beadle didn't want to be cited as the architect behind Paradise Gardens in North Phoenix, so why is he still getting credit 50 years later? David Tyda ventures out to set the record straight, and finds it's still kinda crooked.
In 2010 we Returned to Paradise — a 1960s subdivision that is the only example of tract homes involving the input of Arizona architect Alfred Newman Beadle.
Includes all four models plus photographs of what the homes look like today
Shows what an original Paradise Gardens Saguaro Model looked like, including kitchen and bath!
Our windshield survey shows that Paradise Gardens is still going strong after 50 years.
The revolution started long before we came, but our visit to Paradise Gardens in 2006 certainly accellerated things as Phoenix approached the rise of the real estate bubble.