Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Stewart


When I went to the Farmer's Market last Saturday, I saw this very large and very busy construction sight just across the street.  It looks like more apartments or condos going up right along Central Avenue.


There used to be a row of businesses here all constructed of brick and on the end was a place called Circle Records.  I spent time in that store years ago picking out CD's.  (I probably still have a few I bought there.  Yes, I still own a few CD's.)  I was pleased to see that the circular entrance to that wonderful old store has been preserved and will become part of this new place.  Historic preservation is a good thing.

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

it is a rather confronting building with so many apartments under construction. Buildings are getting higher here too. Too many people need a place to live, so the buildings have changed drastictly.

Andy said...

Same thing going on here. Condos going up almost everywhere.

RedPat said...

It's good that they are keeping a little bit of the area history alive!

Bill Nicholls said...

No worries I still have CD's as well even though I use an IPod. They build thinks quick nowadays

William Kendall said...

The same thing happens here.

I prefer having CDs, actually.

TJ Davis said...

Here is a nice article about it. Used to be a Studebaker Garage. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/what-s-happening-with-the-circles-records-building-in-central-phoenix-8808674
"Opened in 1947 near Central Avenue and McKinley Street, the building first served as a Studebaker dealership called Stewart Motor Company."
I remember that place, I too love what it looks like.

Tom

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh absolutely Sharon, even that one reminder of the past is priceless! Btw, I still have many CD'S πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Steve Reed said...

It's great that they preserved some part of the old building!

Lowell said...

That's quite a structure. As I recall, Central Avenue had a lot of big buildings along with a lot of tall palm (Royal palms). It was my favorite street in all of Phoenix. Now the question is where are these folks going to get water to drink?

When we moved to Phoenix in 1952 (my parents moved there from LA), the city had a population of 150,000. Average humidity was 7%. But when Lois and I moved to Chicago in 1963, the population was over a million and the average humidity had moved up to over 30%. Our old air cooler on the roof was hard put to do the job! I saw a photo of the house just recently and the air cooler was still there (or that's what it looked like).

Sharon Anck said...

Thanks for the link TJ! Interesting article.