"Ready for you and your doctor, FALL 1966"
With the newly built Apache Office Park, Apache Sports and
Health Club, and the brand new Medical Complex, Apache Plaza's
ammenities just kept growing. Like its predecessor Southdale,
Apache now had its own medical complex. If you've ever seen
Southdale's medical building you'll know it looks very similar to
Apache's. According to recent materials promoting the new Silver
Lake Village housing and retail complex, the Medical Complex (which has
also been called the "Apache Medical Arts Building") is one of the few
Apache buildings not to be
demolished as part of the new development.
The barn in the first photo, shown in
flames in the second photo, was cleared to make way for
Medical Complex (ground broke for the complex in November, 1965).
The first physician to sign on as tenant
was podiatrist Franklin H. Haws, who continued his practice in the
medical building for many years.
Dr. Haws' and his wife Phyllis would
later own and run the popular Create
A Flavor ice cream shop in Apache Plaza.
(Thanks to Franklin HawsJr. for
submitting these first two historic photos!)
The building as it looked in the summer of