Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bragg’s Pie Factory

Phoenix has its own flat-iron style building!  Braggs Pie Factory, was just that…a pie factory until 1962.  The building has seen many tenants come and go but, it was recently refurbished is now used as a special art space.  It was built to accommodate Bragg’s bakery in 1946 in a design called the “International Style.”

18 comments:

Regina K said...

What a great design. Great for pies and art.

Chrissy Brand said...
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Chrissy Brand said...

Nice shot of an interesting building- it looks very 1930s Art Deco but I guess that is carried through to the 1940s in this case.

Chrissy
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Kathy said...

This is a cool old building. Can't you just imagine all the mouth-watering pies that must have been available in its day!

Jack said...

It is an interesting little building. It would be a good showplace for art.

brattcat said...

Great post, Sharon. Wish the world contained more "pie factories" where they really made and sold pies.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I need to go try the pies from this great looking place

tracy said...

I like the shape of it. Kind of like a slice of pie.

Thérèse said...

After the Tracy's "slice of pie" it is now a slice of Art. Good that they maintained the building as it was.

Jarart said...

This is an interesting looking building. I like that the pie sign is still there.

I like art...but, right now, I want pie.

Magpie said...

What a neat find! Pie? I like pie!

Kate said...

The building looks very sleek and modern; must have been a successful renovation.

Stephanie said...

I just love buildings like that! And this one is so unique...I love those tall windows. Plus, those pink plants make a nice touch.

RedPat said...

Perfect pie shape for a bakery. Love that style!

Andrew Etchen said...

nicely shaped building, i hope they have some nice meat pies there.

Randy said...

Grand Ave? I used to admire this building during First Fridays and often thought it would make a great art space.

Jacob said...

That looks vaguely familiar...I lived in Phoenix from 1949-50 to 1953...and then again from 1959 to 1965. It's a wonderful structure and I'm so glad it has been renovated and put to good use!

JM said...

It may not be a tall building but a flat-iron it is. :-) Very cool!