Carlton G. Hoyles Memoir

Carlton Hoyles grew up in Glendale during the 1950s and 60s on Coral Avenue. His memoir describes the experiences of an African American family in “My Mayberry and Beyond; Life According to Hoyles. A second volume of his memoir “Beyond Glendale” describes life after Glendale.

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The Lost Clark Home

Albert Clark, the son of Glendale founder Henry Clark, grew up in Glendale during the mid-1800s. This story describes Terry Garrard’s search for his house starting out with an old photograph of the house he had in his possession. The house provides the context for Terry’s research into the Clark family. The exact location of the house remains a mystery. Any clues or ideas may be forwarded to


Ted Pollard Memoir

Ted Pollard was born in 1933 at Maple Knoll Maternity Hospital and lived until 1951 in his parent’s deli store, Pollard’s Deli, at 275 E. Sharon Avenue (now the Cock & Bull Pub). His entertaining memoir tells of his experiences growing up in Glendale while living at Pollard’s Deli. 

Establishing National Historic Landmark and Certified Local Government

The historic district of Glendale was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1977. The events that led up to that designation are described in “National Historic Landmark.” In 1993 Glendale became a Certified Local Government for the purpose of preserving the appearance of the historic village. The steps leading to its establishment are described in “Certified Local Government.” Research compiled by Glendale Heritage Preservation member Ralph Hoop as part of the commemoration of Glendale Heritage Preservation’s 50th anniversary in 2024.

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