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Phoenix Historic Preservation Book Order Form

book cover of Midcentury Marvels Midcentury Marvels: Commercial Architecture of Phoenix, 1945 - 1975.
Released in January 2011, this colorful, coffee table-style hardcover book is the most comprehensive ever published on the history of midcentury commercial architecture in Phoenix. The 264-page book features a review of high-style Modern and roadside "Googie" architecture across the nation and at home; a visual tour of some of the most significant commercial structures built in Phoenix during the post World War II era; and a look at the architects who shaped modern Phoenix, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, Bennie Gonzales, and more.

There are three ways to obtain this book. All sales are final.

  1. Online ordering and credit card payment by completing and submitting the form below.
  2. In person with cash, check or credit card during regular business hours Monday through Friday at the PDD-Records Counter at the below address.
  3. By USPS mail. Print out and complete this order form PDF that you can mail with your check or money order payable to:

    City of Phoenix
    200 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
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1The price for each book includes all applicable taxes.
2Shipping is $4.99 for each Midcentury Marvels book shipped within the Continental United States. Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery from the time you place your order online.

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In Person:

Planning and Development Department
Historic Preservation Office
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Walk-in hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for major holidays. (Must sign in by 4 p.m.)