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.)
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. Second printing now available.
Historic Homes in Phoenix: An Architecture & Preservation Guide
Published in 1992, Historic Homes of Phoenix remains the definitive guide to historic residential architecture in Phoenix. The book provides an overview of the diverse styles of architecture in Phoenix and includes design guidelines for homeowners planning rehabilitation or restoration of a historic home in Phoenix.
There are three ways to obtain these books. All sales are final.