The Westward Ho was built in 1928 and for a while it was the tallest building in Phoenix at 16 stories. It lost that title in 1960 when a new building in downtown Phoenix was completed.
The Westward Ho started life as a hotel and operated as such until 1980. There used to be a restaurant on the top floor called The Top of the Ho. And, there were several ballrooms that were used for numerous large events.
Today it has been converted into subsidized housing apartments for the elderly and mobility impaired.
In all the years I've lived in Arizona, I've never attended an event in this building or had any other reason to go inside. I wonder what it used to be like.