The Oldest House in Scottsdale

The oldest house in Scottsdale is affectionately called The Titus House and was built in 1892.

Oldest house in Scottsdale

The brick home, built by architect, James Miller Creighton is not only the oldest home in Scottsdale, but the only Victorian style home. Built in 1892 for Frank Titus, a Californian railroad investor, the home remains in use as a owner occupied residence.The last time it sold was in August 2005 sale for $397,000. It was listed as a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home of 2150 square feet on a 31,183 square foot lot with a pool.The home is located at 1310 N Hayden Road (just south of McDowell Rd). I was fortunate enough to visit the home during a home tour many years ago. To read more about the historic significance and integrity of the Titus House, view the listing on the Scottsdale Historic Register. Special Note: Scottsdale is a young city. Although homesteaded in 1888 by Chaplain Winfield Scott, Scottsdale’s population did not begin to grow significantly until World War II.

This post was written by : Melissa O'Connell


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When you sign up for ASAP Listings, you will receive an email direct from the MLS "as soon as possible", up to two times per day, but only if there are new or changed listings in your home search.


The listing process works like this: A Realtor® adds a new listing into the MLS during the day. Later that evening the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) send all the new or changed listings to third-party websites (Zillow,, Redfin, etc.). These third-party websites then post and distribute the MLS listings.

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Buyer A will receive the listings before Buyer B because Buyer A is receiving the new listings twice a day, direct from the MLS, and Buyer B is waiting for the data to be delivered over to the third-party websites.