Daily Archives: February 20, 2011

Mid-Century Marvels at Phoenix Public Library on Feb 24

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., will host local architect Don Ryden and Barbara Stocklin, Phoenix historic preservation officer, in a talk about the city’s new book “Midcentury Marvels: Commercial Architecture of Phoenix: 1945-1975” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24.

Produced by the Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Ryden Architects, Inc., the book features more than 400 images, some rare, of buildings lost and those preserved for generations to come. It highlights the work of architects Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, Bennie Gonzales and others, and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on the architecture of Phoenix.

“Mid-Century Marvels” was published with funding provided by a Federal Historic Fund Certified Local Government Grant, The Arizona Heritage Fund and the Phoenix Historic Preservation Bond Fund.

Books will be available for purchase at the program or at phoenix.gov/historic.

Phoenix Public Library is a system of 15 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visitphoenixpubliclibrary.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/phxlibrary.

Bragg’s Cake Factory?

[Source: Chow Bella, The New Times]

New in CenPho: My Goodness Cakes

After working in Sunnyslope for the past three years, baker Brian Tieman has relocated his business, My Goodness Cakes, to the Bragg’s Pie Factory building (1301 Grand Ave) in the Grand Avenue Arts District.

His website is full of examples of the kind of playful, pretty cakes he creates for weddings, birthdays, and baby showers.

He uses a dairy-free buttercream frosting (“helps with the summer heat,” he explains) and covers them with marshmallow fondant. He adds that the cakes are always fresh, never frozen.

Although My Goodness Cakes is primarily by appointment only, Tieman says he’ll be offering coffee and cupcakes during First Friday art walks.


Check out the original post for more great pictures of Brian’s cakes.

Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot’s Monthly Meeting This Thursday

[Source: City of Phoenix]

Residents are invited to join Councilman Tom Simplot for his monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Park Central Deli, 3110 N. Central Ave. (located at the south end of Park Central Mall).

This month’s guest speakers are Cmdr. AB Smith of the Squaw Peak Precinct and Cmdr. Jeff Alexander, who oversees the Transit Bureau. Topics will include neighborhood crime issues and light rail transit safety. Residents also can discuss city issues with the Councilman.

To confirm your attendance, call the District 4 office at 602-262-7447, or respond by e-mail to council.district.4@phoenix.gov.