What remains of Phoenix’s Warehouse District

The plight of Phoenix’s Warehouse District is an ongoing saga. Unfortunately, with each passing year historic and vintage buildings continue to decay or be demolished.  This slideshow shows buildings in the district that are listed on one or more historic registries. But such designation is not enough to save and reuse them as is commonplace for similar buildings and districts in many other urban centers.

It’s been our hallmark to tear them down and unfortunately, unlike the New Testament’s Lazarus, they can’t be resurrected.  Let’s take stock in what we have, and “cut the Gordian knot” here and now.  It should be the couth thing to do.  The clock is ticking…

For background information on the Warehouse District:

Posted on August 30, 2008, in Arts and Culture, Downtown Vitality, Historic Preservation, Visioning and Planning and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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