Some parts of Maricopa have not changed much in 60 years as evidenced by before-and-after photographs. The first photo was taken in the 1950s on what was then (and will be again soon) Maricopa Road looking south across the railroad tracks. On the left is a Union station, and on the right is the Business Barn (which was evidently blue before it was red) and Honeycutt Shopping Center. The second photo is the same scene today, with the business barn blue again on the right, while on the left the old gas station is now a retail center. The road no longer takes motor vehicles across the tracks.
This item appears in the September issue of InMaricopa.