If you missed last month’s launch of the new book “Midcentury Marvels: Commercial Architecture of Phoenix, 1945-1975,” the authors will discuss the book and sign copies during a public event 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Royal at the Market, Downtown Phoenix Public Market, 14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.
From the City of Phoenix:
Barbara Stocklin, Phoenix historic preservation officer, and Don Ryden, architect/author, will discuss the coffee table-style book, featuring 251 pages showcasing the architects and architecture of the post-World War II building boom in Phoenix.
Architects Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, Bennie Gonzales and many others are featured with more than 400 colorful images, some rare, of buildings lost and those preserved for generations to come. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on the architecture of Phoenix also is highlighted.
Mid-century Marvels was produced by the Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Ryden Architects, Inc. with funding provided by a Federal Historic Fund Certified Local Government Grant, The Arizona Heritage Fund and the Phoenix Historic Preservation Bond Fund.
Books can be purchased for $20 at the event, phoenix.gov/historic or the Historic Preservation Office, 200 W. Washington St., 17th floor. For more information, call 602-261-8699.