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ALFRED (AL) NEWMAN BEADLE V (1927-1998)

Trained in construction during World War II, Beadle moved to Phoenix in the early 1950s. His lack of an architectural license led to professional difficulties and, at one point, he was charged with practicing without a license. The state of Arizona wanted to grandfather him in by giving him a license, but he refused to accept it. As part of his defense, Beadle's lawyer pointed out that another local architect, one Frank Lloyd Wright, was also practicing without a license. In order to be eligible to take the test Beadle had to obtain the requisite number of apprentice hours required by Phoenix. A retired architect from New York heard of this and specifically formed the Phoenix firm of Alan A. Dailey & Associates so Beadle could obtain the hours before taking the test, which he passed. Beadle designed and supervised the construction of the 21-story Executive Towers in 1963, then the tallest high rise in Phoenix, when he was only 37. In 1993, the Arizona. State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design held a month-long exhibit on his work. Bio adapted from Wikipedia.


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1950 - The Beadle House #1, Minnetonka MN.


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1950 - The Beadle House #2, Minnetonka MN.


1951 - The Alfred Beadle House #3, 301 West Royal Palm Road, Phoenix AZ. This home was turned into a Spanish-style vacation rental and was recently restored back to its modern contemporary style. Sold to William and Joan Arnold. Sold in 2002 to Alan Chin and Carolanne Swaby. Sold in 2005 to Paul Herman. Sold in 2021 to Carlos Enrique Sanchez.


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1951 - The Beadle House #4, Royal Palm Villa, Phoenix AZ.


1952 - The Fritz Fingado House #1, 3515 East Stanford Avenue, Paradise Valley AZ. Sold in 1957 to Donald Cooley. Sold around 1960 to Ferris and Barbara Simpson. Sold in 2003 to M. Ball. Sold to Theresa Mena.


1952 - The Mrs. Henry Ludke House, 277 East Tuckey Lane, Phoenix AZ. Featured in American Home Magazine, January 1955. Sold around 1970 to the Marino family. Sold in 1981 to Joe and Lynn Baker.


1954 - The Alfred Beadle House #6, aka White Gates, 4918 East White Gates Drive, Phoenix AZ. Sold to Arthur Aschover. Sold in 2000 to Don and Diane Dillon. Sold in 2005 to Aubrey and Lynda Maze, who are planning to rehabilitate the house.


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1955 - The Frederick Steiner, Sr., House, 2915 East Sherran Lane, Phoenix AZ. Sold in 2014 to Emanuel Amato.


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1955 - The Alfred Beadle House #7, 5302 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley AZ. Beadle designed this as another family home but sold it soon after to Ben Gossick. Sold in 1966 to Cheryl Hatfield and Paul Boucek. Addition in 1974 by William Kaake. Sold in 2005 to Tasnim Kahn and Jan Tawakol. Sold in 2016 to Thomas and Veronica Rogers. Sold in 2022.


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1955 - The George Stetson House, 1830 East Rose Lane, Phoenix AZ. Sold to George and Hazel Simanton. Sold in 1991 to Lynn and Gloria Glover. Sold in 1997 to Mark Collar and Leslie Kland.


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1956 - The 12th Street Apartments, 5115 North 12th Street, Phoenix AZ.


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1956 - The Beadle House #10, Phoenix AZ.


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1957 - The Fritz Fingado House #2, 6001 North 38th Place, Paradise Valley AZ. Sold to Alfred and Betty Miller. Sold in 1997 to Jan Watson. Sold in 2011 to David Wood and Candice Park. Sold in 2013 to Thomas Pozarycki. Sold in 2016 to Lee and Tara Rae Maniatis. Destroyed in 2017 after a kitchen fire. New house built in 2018.


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1958 - The Beadle Home #8, Uhlmann Home, Phoenix AZ.


1958 - The Healy House, 6240 North Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley AZ. Sold to the Fearnows. Remodeled in 1995.


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1958 - The Day-O Garden Apartments, 6815 and 6829 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ.


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1958 - The Moroccan Apartments, approximately 6530 North 3rd Avenue, Phoenix AZ. A Moroccan themed apartment complex with 21 units and a star shaped pool. Destroyed.


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1959 - The Grandview Gardens Apartments, 4646 North 11th Avenue, Phoenix AZ.


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1959 - The Murphy House. Alan Dailey plans signed by Beadle.


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1960 - The Paradise Gardens Tract Housing, Phoenix AZ. Developed by A-1 Construction. Includes 179 houses, 4 models. Beadle dropped out of the development project in 1962. Architect Richard Britt designed a model called "the Century" within the neighborhood. Models include:

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The Saguaro X-100. 3 bedroom, sun flaps, trellis, CMU protrusions, U-shape. Example house: 3530 East Onyx Avenue, Phoenix AZ. Sold to Geoffrey Patterson. Sold in 2019 to Onyx Projects LLC, who expanded the house to an open concept, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, with a pool. Sold in 2021 to Lawrence Kolterman and Kelly Metzger.

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The Palo Verde X-200. 4 bedroom, sun flaps, 3 windows in front elevation, occasional wood sun screens, square aperture in roof by entry. Example house: 10025 North 35th Place, Phoenix AZ. Sold to John Hogg. Sold in 2011 to Shelly Barnett, who converted the house to an open concept with 5 bedrooms. Sold in 2011 to James Gilson and Patricia Gottfried. Sold in 2017 Joshua and Alicia Perkins.

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The Ocotillo X-300. 3 bedroom, angled carport with breeze block, large window wall by front door. Example house: 3512 East Onyx Avenue, Phoenix AZ. Sold in 1973 to William and Sylvia Jordan.

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The Cholla X-400. 3 bedroom, sun flaps, two windows in front. Example house: 3512 East Gold Dust Avenue, Phoenix AZ. Sold in 1995 to Kenneth Bowring and Gayle Larson. Sold in 2000 to Ruth Ann Fisher. Sold in 2001 to Kathleen Shikany. Sold in 2006 to David and Zorica Carlson. Sold in 2009 to Justin Branch and Lauren Harrison. Sold in 2012 to Stephen and Meghan Riccio. Sold in 2017 to Deedra Cordial.


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1960 - The Melrose Market Shopping Center, Phoenix AZ.


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1962 - The Irvin Kramlich House, 6726 North Desert Fairways Drive, Paradise Valley AZ. Designed while in Alan Dailey's office; Dailey listed as architect. Beadle and associate Ned Sawyer were the architects for the additions completed in 1970, 1973, and 1990. Deeded to Richard and Douglas Kramlich. Sold in 1996 to Thomas and Frances Valente. Sold in 2001 to Jeffrey Anderson. Sold in 2014 to 6726 Desert Fairways Drive LLC. Destroyed in 2015. New house built in 2018.


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1962 - The University Village Apartments, aka Park Terrace Appartments, 928 South Terrace Road, Tempe AZ. Alan Dailey plans signed by Beadle. Destroyed between 2015-2017.


1962 - The Alfred Beadle House #11, 4323 East McDonald Drive, Phoenix AZ. Designed while working for Dailey Associates. Built by Len Pritchard. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1965. NRHP Listed. Sold to Herbert and Olivia Quist. Sold in 2015 to Robert Lynn.


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1963 - The Corcoran House, Phoenix AZ.


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1963 - The Roman Roads Multi-Family Apartments, Phoenix AZ.


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1963 - The Boardwalk Apartments, Phoenix AZ.


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1963 - The Three Fountains Apartments, 4401-4411 North 40th Street, Phoenix AZ. Apartment project for Frank Braggiotti; currently condominiums. Designed by Alan Dailey with Laszlo E. Sander on plans, cover sheet signed by Beadle.


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1964 - The Executive Towers Apartments, 207 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix AZ. NRHP Listed. Converted in 1971 to condominiums. 22 stories, 160 units. Renovated around 2019.


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1964 - The Triad Apartments, aka Case Study Apartments #1, 4402 North 28th Street, Phoenix AZ. Originally planned for Redlands CA, it was the only Case Study residence built outside of California. Dailey Associates Architects with Laszlo E. Sandor, cover sheet signed by Beadle. The three units share a central courtyard with a floating wood boardwalk. Sold in 1994 to Charles and Lynda Hess. Sold in 1999 to Brendan Lundy. Sold in 2009 to Elinor Lemon. Rehabbed in 2012 by John Wesley Lemman. Sold in 2014 to Triad Living Spaces LLC.


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1964 - The Litchfield Manor Apartments, aka La Jolla Court in Greenwood Apartments, 1322 North La Jolla Boulevard, Goodyear AZ. Developed by Gary and John Driggs and Bryant Cannon. Furnished by Herman Miller Inc. Sold to Park Longmore. Sold in 1994 to La Jolla LLC. Sold to Blue Valley Apartments. Sold in 2010 to Park Shadows Country Homes. Sold in 2012 to Advantage Equities 7761 LLC.


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1966 - The Beadle Home #12 Renovation, Phoenix AZ. Originally built by Edward Killingsworth in 1957, renovated by Beadle in 1966. Guest house would eventually become Beadle house 13.


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1968 - The Bob Gosnell Apartment Building, 24th Street and Thomas Avenue, Phoenix AZ. Likely unbuilt.


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1970 - The Driggs Residence, Paradise Valley AZ.


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1971 - Apartment project, North 36th Street, Phoenix AZ. Status unknown.


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1971 - Proposed apartment complex, South Shouse Street, Phoenix AZ. Status unknown.


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1972 - The 10th Street Apartments, 1200 East 10th Street, Tucson AZ. Unbuilt.


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1972 - The Camelback 32 Residential Condominium Development, aka Camelback Place, 3241 East Cambelback Road, Phoenix AZ. Developed by the Bridgewood Corporation as a 32-unit complex.


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1974 - The James Patrick House, 6628 East Exeter Boulevard, Scottsdale AZ. Sold in 1992 to Robert E. Jones, Jr.


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1975 - The Cove Landing Apartment Towers, 2015 South Finley Road, Lombard IL. Associate architects: Reinheimer and Associates. Two 12- story towers.


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Around 1975 - The Plato Floufas Co. Residential Complex, Central Avenue, Oak Forest IL. Unsure if built.


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1977 - The R. E. Henrich House, Desert Fairways Drive, Paradise Valley AZ.


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1977 - The Charles Spencer House, Lot 22, Desert Vista Road, Paradise Canyon Foothills, Paradise Valley AZ.


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1977 - The Al Sole Apartments Addition, Chandler AZ. Possibly an addition to Alma Gardens Apartments, built around 1972. Status unknown.


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1978 - The Beadle Home #13, Phoenix AZ. (originally built in 1957 as the guest house for Beadle house 12 but in 1978 Beadle split the lot and extensively renovated and expanded the guest house for the Shelor family)


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1978 - The Eugene Schupak House, Pinnacle Peak AZ.


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1979 - The Joe McDonald Project, East Thomas Road and 5th Street, Phoenix AZ. Likely unbuilt.


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1981 - House, Lot 6, Block 511, Desert Ranch, Carefree AZ. Likely unbuilt.


1982 - The Butterfly House, 34802 North Desert Ridge Drive, Scottsdale AZ. Sold in 1995 to Philips and Sondra Upham, who commissioned Beadle to design an addition, completed in 1999.


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1985 - The Edward Rothe House, 38205 Sombrero Road, Carefree AZ. Sold in 1997 to Marc and Heather Breckwoldt. Sold in 2007 to Lynn and Casidy Hofacket.


1987 - The Sam Sutton Pool and Cabana, 4933 East Arroyo Verde Drive, Paradise Valley AZ.


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1987 - The Alfred Beadle House, aka Carefree Too, 7522 East Carefree Drive, Carefree AZ. Sold in 2003.


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1988 - The Webster House, North Andover MA. Unbuilt.


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1989 - The Paul and Maribeth Anderson House, 34046 North Segundo Circle, Scottsdale AZ. Sold in 1999 to Theodore Rice. Sold in 2001 to Michael and Linda Boland. Sold in 2003 to Andy Hurwich. Sold in 2018 to Roger and Nancy Newell.


1989 - The Hodur House, 8535 Sombrero Road, Carefree AZ. Destroyed in 1998.


1994 - The Novak Home, aka Hawks Nest, 1340 East Las Palmaritas Drive, Phoenix AZ. Sold in 2001 to Gloria Demaree. Sold in 2002 to Larry Vansickel.


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Around 1995 - The Philips and Sondra Upham Renovation, 37 Manters Point, Plymouth MA. Original house built in 1905.


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1996 - The Daniel Gruber House, 7420 North 58th Place, Paradise Valley AZ.


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1997 - The James Gillanders House, 5416 East Desert Jewel, Paradise Valley AZ. Unbuilt.


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1997 - The Heald-Halverson House, 2050 North Arrowhead, Prescott AZ. Unbuilt.


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2017 - The Beadle House, Palm Springs CA. Originally designed by Beadle in the 1970s for Paradise Valley AZ, but unbuilt. Built in Palm Springs by architect Lance O'Donnell.


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Year unknown - The Meier Triplex, Phoenix AZ.


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Year unknown - The George Ponty Apartment, Hollywood Boulevard and Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Unsure if built.


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Year unknown - Residential Midrise Tower, Lombard IL. Unsure if built.


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Year unknown - Beachfront Residential Complex, Imperial Beach CA. Design study for Architects International (Phoenix) and Universal Financial (San Diego). Unsure if built.


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Year unknown - The Jones House, Stanford Drive, Phoenix AZ.


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Year unknown - Planned Community Development, 22nd Street and Finley Road, Lombard IL. Site master plan. Likely unbuilt.


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Year unknown - The Spider House. Unbuilt.


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Year unknown - The Barrett Residence, Desert Ranch, Scottsdale AZ. Unbuilt.


Sources include: Architectural Record; Modern Phoenix.