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    It's said that with Medlock Place, Floyd Medlock introduced Phoenix to the suburb. A cotton broker turned real estate developer, he also introduced the idea of developer built homes, another a new notion to the times. Prior to Medlock Place, a buyer bought a lot with or without City services - such as water and electricity - and with their own funds, contracted with an architect and builder to construct a house.
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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, PHOENIX, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1927
GOLD SPOT EDITION

CITY SUBURB SPRINGS FROM COTTON FIELD

Developed from a cotton field with actual operations starting less than a year ago, Medlock place, located on North Central avenue and Camelback road, has taken on the aspect of a small city. Large homesites, artistically landscaped and uniformly borded by palms, causarina stricta and tamarisks give the residential tract an attractive appearance.

Fourteen homes have been started in Medlock place during the past year. Nine of these have been sold and are now occupied. Of the remaining five, two are being built by Floyd W. Medlock, developer of the tract, according to plans and specifications agreed upon by lot purchasers and three are being erected for the fall home demand.

Virtually all of the homesites in the 45 acres that have been placed on the market have been sold with less than a dozen remaining, according to Mr. Medlock. With the disposal of these sites, it si his intention to sell no vacant lots but to devote his entire time to constructing homes on lots bordering on Colter and Medlock drive. The remaining lots are on Pasadena avenue, Cetral [sic] avenue and Camelback road.

Mr. Medlock first opened up 21 acres a short distance north of Camelback road on North Central avenue.