A Little known Historic gem about a neighborhood in Paradise Valley called "Casa Blanca"
I often wonder how many people know about the local history of Casa Blanca in Paradise Valley?
It was an early Arizona resort frequented by Hollywood's elite (I've been told Marilyn Monroe frequented Casa Blanca), complete with its own landing strip for private aircraft, a movie star could easily slip in and back out.
Originally the home of the Donald Kellogg family and designed/built by R.T. "Bob" Evans in the 1920s, the Casa Blanca Inn was used by the Warner Borg company in the late 1940s as a corporate retreat, complete with its own landing strip. It became the Casa Blanca Inn and opened to the public circa the early 1950s and continued to operate as a resort through the 1970s. It was located near Chaparral road and several blocks west of Scottsdale road.
Casa Blanca Airport, as depicted on the 1948 USAF Phoenix Urban Area Chart. This little airport was located on the grounds of the Casa Blanca Inn, adjacent to the east side of Camelback Mountain. Casa Blanca Airport was apparently built at some point between 1945-48, as it was not depicted on the 1945 Phoenix Sectional Chart (courtesy of John Voss). The earliest reference to the Casa Blanca Airport which has been located is the 1948 USAF Phoenix Urban Area Chart (courtesy of Scott O'Donnell), which depicted it as having a single northwest/southeast runway.
There are two "areas" The custom home area on the North, and, the Townhouses/Patio home group to the South. It has become quite nice lately. As PV grew, it went up and down a bit. I would say it is fairly Posh now.
Here's a glance of Casa Blanca in 2010, it's a very impressive community and has a very unique charm.
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