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.)

Phoenix Historic Preservation Books 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. Second printing now available.

book cover of Historic Homes of Phoenix 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.

  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 Phoenix Historic Preservation Office 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:

    PHOENIX HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICES
    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 and $1.99 for each Historic Homes of Phoenix book shipped within the Continental United States. Please allow 10 to 14 days for delivery from the time you place your order online. For shipping rates outside of the Continental United States or to receive special shipping rates on bulk orders of more than five books, please call 602-261-8699 during regular business hours or e-mail historic@phoenix.gov for further assistance.

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