Monday, November 17, 2008

J W Walker Building

When the Phoenix Municipal Court was built, part of the project included the structural and exterior renovations of this building. Built in 1927, this was the original home of a J C Penney Department Store and later the home of Central Arizona Light & Power. It changed hands a few more times until the city purchased the building in 1959 and used it for office space until 1994. When the new Municipal Court building was approved, rehabilitation of this building was included in the project.


The small picture shows a little of the detail on the building.

5 comments:

JM said...

Unusual but beautiful building! I like the contrast with the modern one on the background, great composition!

glenda said...

I"m reading your blog every day and learning something each time.

angela said...

Now that's more to my taste, such an elegant building though the law courts behind do serve to emphasise those delicate lines..

marcinko said...

I don't know if you can quite see it on the photo, but there's a lunch place there called Sticklers, which just seems like a great name for a place as frequented by government employees as it is.

Conchscooter said...

A photograph to encapsulate the "stimulation" of growth in Arizona. Too bad modern architects share the tastes of mafia dons.