Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Another Midcentury Marvel
About a year ago, I told you about a book I had called "Midcentury Marvels" about commercial architecture of Phoenix between 1945 and 1975. I posted my favorite 'marvel' here, a bank building that was one of many bank buildings inspired by Walter Bimson, the visionary President of the Valley National Bank. The bank has of course, been gobbled up by bigger banks but many of those original branch buildings still remain. This is one of them.
The architects were Fred Weaver and Dick Drover and they used stone and glass to create a building that blends well with the outdoors.
It's not a bank building any longer. The last I checked, a design firm was using the building.