Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Campus


The downtown Phoenix campus of Arizona State University is growing like crazy but three of the buildings that have been integrated into the campus are historical buildings that are listed on the Register of National Historic places.  The three buildings used to be home of Phoenix Union High School.  The school closed in 1982 and the buildings housed offices for a period of time.  In 2007, the University of Arizona bought and refurbished the buildings to become part of the school's College of Medicine.  You might notice that distinctive red, white and blue "A" on the sign to the left of the building above.  This building was once the High School's Sciences Hall.


This building housed the auditorium.


And this building was listed as the domestic arts building.

This new building to the left is located right behind the the historic building above and houses joint medical education facilities for the two schools, ASU and UA.

So even though ASU and UA are friendly rivals, the two are sharing space on the downtown campus.  You can see the initials for both schools on the side of this building.

17 comments:

from Madrid said...

It is a pleasure to see grow to universities because that indicates a clear and hopeful future.

Tomás.

llandudnopictures said...

A very impressive and imposing collection of buildings!

Lowell said...

Oh for crying out loud. Talk about memories. That's where I did my student teaching back so many years ago. Wow! The old high school looks better now than it did then!

Lois said...

I definitely prefer the older buildings, especially since they have columns!

Judy said...

Chet's parents moved to Phoenix for a few years so that is where he went to high school and graduated from.
And right across the street is where we took Rog the day he went off to boot camp.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So good to see these lovely old buildings still being used for education purposes Sharon, it just seems right that they are a place of learning..

glenda said...

Great for down town Phoenix!

Karl Demetz said...

A set of gorgeous buildings!

RedPat said...

It's great to see the old buildings restored and reused!

cieldequimper said...

I hope they keep them for a long time to come!

William Kendall said...

They certainly look more appealing than the high school I went to. Good to know that the university's taken them on and given them new life. The buildings are quite distinctive.

Jack said...

These are all wonderful classical buildings. I am surprised to see classical architecture in Phoenix. It is such a new city that I thought this period would have been bypassed. That shows how little I know!

Randy said...

I had quite a few friends who attended high school there.

Thérèse said...

How nice to see ASU and UA working together. These two buildings are beautiful.

Kathy said...

I've always loved those three stately Phoenix Union buildings.

Kate said...

Wonderful use of those beautiful buildings!

José Mendonça said...

They're all beautiful!