Category Archives: Antiques and Collectibles

Spotlight on Glendale

The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

The University of Phoenix Stadium In Glendale, AZ Taken by en:Flickr user MCSixth

Glendale, Arizona is a bustling metropolitan area about 9 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix that is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. They play at the University of Phoenix stadium which hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008, and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. In January of 2016, it will host the College Football National Championship.

Although now considered part of the larger Phoenix metropolitan area, Glendale has a history dating back to the late 1800’s, when William John Murphy was in charge of building a 40-mile long canal for the Arizona Canal Company. Murphy formed the Arizona Improvement Company, and sold the land and water rights south of the canal, referring to the area as Glendale. To provide better access from Glendale to Phoenix, he built an 18-mile road he named Grand Avenue. Continue reading

Storing Antique Furniture

antique-chairIf you collect antique furniture, or have inherited some from a family member, but don’t have a place for it in your home, it is especially important to take care when considering where and how to store it. Antique furniture represents an investment, with not only cash value but sentimental value if it has been passed down from a family member. A climate controlled storage unit that protects from extremes of heat and cold, such as the ones offered at our new state-of-the-art storage center in Glendale, Arizona, is without a doubt one of your best options for long-term storage. But before you start loading up the truck, let’s look at the full check list for storing your antique furniture:

Mining Your Storage Unit for Hidden Gems

antique-watchAnyone who has seen “Storage Wars” on TV has likely dreamed about the possibility of finding buried treasure in their family storage unit. Recently, a near-mint copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first comic in which Superman appeared, was found by the winner of storage unit auction in Los Angeles. It sold for over $2,000,000. Continue reading