The Roosevelt Visit


This file appears in: Craftsman Court and Fifth Avenue

A fictional sound portrait evokes the setting of Scottsdale's Arizona Craftsman Council--where artist's opened their studios to the public and sold their work in the 1940s. The original building burned down in 1950 and reopened at a new location: at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Fifth Avenue. In 1955, it moved to the present Craftsman Court. This story is partly based on details recorded by Eleanor Roosevelt in her March 22, 1946 syndicated "My Day" newspaper column; she recounted the highlights of her visit to the craft stores in Scottsdale.

Written by Amy T. Long; narrated by Sam Campana. Recorded at Scottsdale Channel 11; courtesy of the Papago Salado Association.


This file appears in: Craftsman Court and Fifth Avenue