By Richard Ruelas | The Arizona Republic
A man whose family has squatted for more than a century on a patch of land in Tempe has lost his court battle to claim the increasingly valuable plot as his own.
Tempe, a judge ruled, has clear title to the land, which is both historic and an eyesore in the city’s expanding and popular downtown area.
The property is home to both a historic adobe house — among one of the oldest in the region — and a collection of industrial detritus. Steve Sussex has said he takes pride in having this junkyard be in the view of those who own pricey condominiums in the area.