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Arizona Mid-Century Modern Churches (page 1)

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Glass and Garden Community Church
Scottsdale, AZ

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The Glass and Garden Community Church was designed by E. Logan Campbell and built in 1965. At that time, it was known as the Glass and Garden Drive-in Church and offered outdoor services. It is now known as the Trinity Church. There were speaker poles in the parking lot like a drive-in theatre. This was especially popular with senior citizens and the handicapped. Although the speaker poles are gone, the church still offers drive-in services. The building features four inch thick concrete walls and a 140 foot diameter dome. Just before these photos were taken in 2012, the church was repainted, covering up the green stone aggregate and the unpainted concrete trim. In 2016, the building was painted white again. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Los Arcos United Methodist Church [gone]
Scottsdale, AZ
The Los Arcos United Methodist Church was built from 1963-1966. It was designed by Cartmell & Rossman. The clamshell roof with 12 arches was made of thin shell concrete. The church became vacant in 1999 and was demolished in 2012 just a few months after these photos were taken. For more, see this website.

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
Scottsdale, AZ
The St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church was built from 1967-1972. It was designed by Wendell Rossman of Cartmell & Rossman. The roof is made of foam and is covered with gunite on the exterior and plaster on the interior. For more, see this website. [map]

Ascension Lutheran Church
Paradise Valley, AZ
The Ascension Lutheran Church was dedicated in 1964. The church is constructed in the shape of a pentagon. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Associates at Taliesin West. For more, see this website. [map]

Valley Presbyterian Church
Paradise Valley, AZ
The Valley Presbyterian Church appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

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