Arizona Mid-Century Modern Roofs & Canopies

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Aliberto's Mexican Food
Show Low, AZ
Aliberto's Mexican Food was built as the Porter House Coffee Shop. It was the companion business for the Porter House Motel. The motel is now known as the Downtown 9 Motel. For more, see this website. [map]

American Automobile Association
Tucson, AZ
This American Automobile Association office was built in 1960. It was designed by Arthur Brown. The building now houses Creative Awards. [map]

Pancake House
Houck, AZ
The abandoned Pancake House is located next to the Fort Courage Trading Post. It was built in the 1960s as a Van de Kamp's restaurant. The projection on the roof was originally a windmill. [map]

Grand Canyon Caverns
Peach Springs, AZ
Desert Floor Supply
Phoenix, AZ
This Grand Canyon Caverns building houses a bar. It is attached to a restaurant and gift shop. The building appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

Desert Floor Supply has been here since 1984. The building appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know what business was here originally and when it was built? [map]

General Southwest Insurance Agency
Phoenix, AZ
Paris Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Phoenix, AZ
The General Southwest Insurance Agency was established in 1969 and this building might be from then. [map]

The Paris Laundry & Dry Cleaning building was constructed in 1957. [map]

Christown Lanes
Phoenix, AZ
The Christown Lanes was built as the 300 Bowl in 1958. It seems to have become the Christown in 1975. The part of the building on the right in the top photo above once contained the Ripple Dining Room. There is a snack bar there now. [map]

County Supervisor's Auditorium
Phoenix, AZ
The County Supervisor's Auditorium was built in 1962. [map]

Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Phoenix, AZ
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is located at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. It was designed by Lescher & Mahoney and built in 1964. The building was inspired by the Dorton Arena in Raleigh, NC which also has a hyperbolic paraboloid, suspension roof. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]


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