Contractors Heder and Richards built this house in 1935 for Mr. G.I. McFarland. Sometime between 1935 and 1939, the house was owned and occupied by L.P. North of the North Brothers Hardware Company. In 1939 it was purchased by Gladys Bennett Sayner and Florence Bennett Peterson. Gladys Sayner, manager of the El Portal Hotel, married William Menhennet, a banker who also served as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. After Mrs. Menhennet’s death in 1967, her son, Walter Sayner, an engineer, became the owner of the house. Mr. Sayner’s wife, Vilda, was a school teacher in Mesa. Their daughter, Flavia, also lived in the home.
On a street with tree lined medians (one of the very few tree lined medians in Mesa), 100 year old trees, and neighbors that have passed their homes from generation to generation lies this 1930's Period Revival/Bungalow. Built for Hanna Richards and her family in the 1930's. In 2016 the remodel, with careful preservation efforts, began.