Sunday, October 12, 2008

New State of Arizona Archives Building

This is the entrance to a brand new building located just west of the capitol. It will be dedicated on January 15, 2009 and named for Polly Rosenbaum, the longest serving Arizona legislator. Polly took over the House of Representatives seat occupied by her husband in 1949 when he passed away and she remained in the house for 45 years until 1995. She was dedicated to historic preservation so it is more than appropriate to name this building for her. Polly passed away in 2003 at the age of 104. So, if you can do the math, you will see that she served as a state representative well into her 90’s.





I love the star and stripes displayed over the door to the building. It’s a design that represents Arizona as you can see from the picture of the state flag at the left.

5 comments:

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the Arizona flag design over the door, but the paint color of the star seems a little. The star in the center of the flag is copper, representing the brilliant Arizona desert sunsets and the importance of the copper industry. The building itself looks sort of copper colored, and maybe that makes the star color appear faded by comparison.

By the way, perhaps the visitors to your site from Spain will recognize the color of the rays in the Arizona state flag. They are the colors of the Spanish flag, which of course was carried by the Spanish conquistadors who were the first Europeans to explore Arizona.

www.niamhphotography.com said...

fun and bright. really nice colours.

Pat said...

i love our state flag.

Laurie said...

Oh, what a happy building! I hope Polly would like it. I'd love to learn more about this woman. Sounds like she's legendary around there!

Lisa Wilson said...

What an honor. Sounds like it was well-deserved.