Vanishing Phoenix (Images of America Series)

Vanishing Phoenix (Images of America Series)

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by Robert A. Melikian
     
 

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Lord Darrell Duppa, along with his friend Jack Swilling, suggested the name "Phoenix" for the city he had cofounded because it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. Settled on the ancestral lands of the Hohokam Indians, Phoenix was thriving by the early 1920s when craftsmanship and attention to detail were the orders of the day. Buildings

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Lord Darrell Duppa, along with his friend Jack Swilling, suggested the name "Phoenix" for the city he had cofounded because it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. Settled on the ancestral lands of the Hohokam Indians, Phoenix was thriving by the early 1920s when craftsmanship and attention to detail were the orders of the day. Buildings were designed to welcome residents and travelers alike. Today the Fox Theater, the Clark Churchill House, the Kon Tiki Hotel, and the Fleming Building exist only in photographs and in the memories of Phoenix residents. The National Register of Historic Places and the Phoenix Historic Property Register have heightened public awareness and appreciation for the community's historic landmarks, but much has been lost already. Remembering these buildings and landmarks is essential to understanding this remarkable city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738578811
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/27/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,119,933
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author Robert Melikian grew up in Phoenix, and his family has owned and operated one of Phoenix's oldest hotels, the Hotel San Carlos, since 1973. In this book, Melikian showcases the area's evolution from an "oasis in the desert" to a cosmopolitan city using more than 200 vintage images from the Arizona State University McLaughlin Collection, the Phoenix Museum of History, and private collections.

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Vanishing Phoenix (Images of America Series) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
showgal More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of short stories the author wrote over a series of years. Most were published in various and assorted magazines and newspapers. Some of the stories are great and easy reading. Some start great and then meander around with no particular reason. For those who have lived in the Southwest and those who have lived through the 70's and beyond, you will probably enjoy some of the tales because you can "relate".