Location: Southwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona 33.429383, -111.940217 Historical Significance: Charles Trumbull Hayden built and operated Hayden’s Ferry in 1871. He also established the first flour mill in the Salt River Valley of Arizona in 1874. La Casa Vieja was Charles Hayden’s home and where his son, Carl Trumbell Hayden, was born. Carl became the first member of the House of Representatives from Arizona, where he served eight terms, followed by seven terms as U.S. Senator from Arizona. He became the longest serving member of the U.S. Congress.
The Hayden house became Monti’s La Casa Vieja Restaurant which operated for 60 years before closing in November 2014. As of 2019, the building is being restored to its appearance in 1924.
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