[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.