Phoenix Then and Now

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From the moment it became Arizona’s capital in 1912, Phoenix has enjoyed steady population growth and commercial expansion. Today, Phoenix still continues to expand, due to mass migration, and it has the distinction of being one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Phoenix Then and Now looks at the development of the city, with historical photographs placed side-by-side with contemporary views of the same locations that reveal a vibrant city, benefiting from wave upon wave of Easterners seeking sunshine ...

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Overview

From the moment it became Arizona’s capital in 1912, Phoenix has enjoyed steady population growth and commercial expansion. Today, Phoenix still continues to expand, due to mass migration, and it has the distinction of being one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Phoenix Then and Now looks at the development of the city, with historical photographs placed side-by-side with contemporary views of the same locations that reveal a vibrant city, benefiting from wave upon wave of Easterners seeking sunshine in a culturally rich, urban setting. Amazing pictorial history of Phoenix, and the surrounding areas, filled with archival photographs of key locations paired with specially commissioned photographs of the same scenes as they are today. See the Heard Building, used for the opening shot of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. One of Phoenix’s first sky scrapers, the building is now used for stores and offices. Featured landmarks include the San Carlos Hotel, the Monahan Building, and the Orpheum Theatre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592239696
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Series: Then & Now Thunder Bay
  • Edition description: Compact
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,359,398
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Scharbach, a native of Phoenix, is a self-taught professional photographer with more than 25 years’ experience, specializing in the production of stock photographic images. Pictures of his hometown, Phoenix, have always been close to his heart.

John K. Akers is a native of Phoenix. He graduated from Arizona State University and spent nearly fifteen years exploring Arizona history. He is currently the curator of history at the Tempe Historical Museum in Tempe, Arizona.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    For a coffee table type book, it keeps you turning the pages!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have since bought it for several other friends. I have learned so much about the history of early Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. The concept of what the building looked like then and what it looks now is a great idea. I have many meetings at the Security Building in Phoenix and it is really exciting to see who built it and what it used to be. Great book for Phoenicians who really want to learn about their city.

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