A modest research project was completed by our neighborhood's very own Kit Hinsley to capture the history of Sedona West into a highly readable document. Reviewing source material from online archives, published books, state and county maps, long-time residents, and with gracious support from the Sedona Historical Society, we bring you information about Sedona West, which might have otherwise faded into oblivion.
Original Sales Brochure
Following the 1959 demolition of the old west motion picture set used for nearly 15 years by Republic Pictures, and with a change in ownership to Sierra Real Estate Corp, Sedona West (I) was platted for 231 lots in November 1960, and has been built out over time. Amazingly, approximately three-dozen empty lots remained unbuilt as of December 2015. Few lots are available since many were bought by homeowners as investments, buffers, or are somewhat difficult to build on. Below, note the color sales brochure for Sedona West, copyrighted © 1965. (Image Courtesy Sedona Heritage Museum)
1960's-era Topo Map showing original West Sedona Homesteads
Notice anything interesting about the street layout marked in the homestead previously owned by Jay Cook (granted 1934, occupied previously)? See any landmarks you are familiar with today? Check out that interesting name near the red, horizontal line that indicates State Route 89-A. Yes, that's right, West Sedona was formerly known as Grasshopper Flat. (Image Courtesy Sedona Heritage Museum)
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