Scottsdale: Are you a history buff? 

Scottsdale was established in 1894 and was organized in 1951 with a population of 2,000 people. It was named for its founder Winfield Scott, a former United States Army chaplain.

Visit Scottsdale historic places.

The Little Red Schoolhouse: The Little Red Schoolhouse is a former school building located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was originally known as the Scottsdale Grammar School and is now home to the Scottsdale Historical Museum. The Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1909 to replace an earlier one-room frame schoolhouse that was built in 1896.

George Ellis House: Historic house and residential compound listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Built in 1937 (originally a one-room cottage), this was the personal home of regionally prominent architect George Ellis during the most productive part of his life.

Louise Lincoln Kerr House: The Louise Lincoln Kerr House and Studio is a facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, owned and operated by Arizona State University. It was originally the house of Louise Lincoln Kerr and was willed to the university upon her death in 1977. In 2010, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Find the hidden and historical ASU Kerr for live music and arts in the heart of Scottsdale! Jazz, global music, indie folk, classical music, soul, rock, storytelling, theater and more are in the spotlight at this one-of-a-kind space.

Roald Amundsen Pullman private railroad car: Named after the Norwegian explorer, the Roald Amundsen is a former Pullman Company private car; the last of seven explorer-series cars built between 1927 and 1929 for the Pullman Company’s pool of passenger cars. It was frequently used as the United States Presidential Rail Car, and was used for every president from Herbert Hoover through Dwight Eisenhower.

Old Adobe Mission:  The Old Adobe Mission was built in 1933 as the original parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) by a community rich in passion, spirit, and faith. It is the oldest standing church in Scottsdale.

First U.S. Post Office Building: The First U.S. Post Office Building in Scottsdale (now housing Porter’s Western Store) in Old Town Scottsdale. Built in 1929 and placed on Scottsdale Historic Register in 2000.

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