Scottsdale

Scottsdale, named for U.S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott, is an upscale community east of Phoenix and is world renowned vacation destination. Downtown Scottsdale has been described by The New York Times as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" and as having "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene". Chaplin Scott purchased 640 acres for a farm, and began recruiting other educated and cultured settlers from the east and Midwest.

Scottsdale has a public school system by 1896, and was becoming a community with a considerable number of artists and authors. It was developing into a very novel western community, as large farming and ranching operations were also an integral part of Scottsdale's culture. In 1937 Frank Lloyd Wright, bought 600 acres and began building Taliesin West, his winter home, and now the international headquarters for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Frank Lloyd Wright had a profound effect on the local architecture and is even immortalized for his contribution with Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard--a major thoroughfare in Scottsdale.

 

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