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]

building [gone]
Tucson, AZ
commercial building
Tucson, AZ
The first commercial building shown above was built in 1963 as an addition for State Hardware. The building was designed by William Wilde. It was demolished in 2019.

The second commercial building shown above appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know more about it? Around 2021, the building was painted black. [map]

Pancake House
Houck, AZ
The abandoned Pancake House is located next to the Fort Courage Trading Post. It was built in 1967 as a Van de Kamp's restaurant. The projection on the roof was originally a windmill. At the time it was built, Van de Kamp's was planning to build 40 more windmill restaurants in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. I don't know if any of them were built other than this one. [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 had been here since 1984. The building is vacant now. It 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
The General Southwest Insurance Agency was established in 1969 and this building might be from then. [map]

Paris Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Phoenix, AZ
2012: 2019:
The Paris Laundry & Dry Cleaning building was constructed in 1957. In 2017, the building was renovated for Modern Manor, a vintage furniture store and cafe. [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 and bottom photos above once contained the Ripple Dining Room. There is a snack bar there now. In 2015, the building was repainted red and white. In 2017, the building was being repainted again in red, black, and grey as the place became the Bowlero Christown. [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]

former Mesa High School Gym
Mesa, AZ
The Mesa High School Gym was designed by Horlbeck-Hickman and built in 1961. The building now houses the Broadway Recreation Center. [map]

Valle Hardware Feed & Supply
Valle, AZ
The Valle Hardware Feed & Supply is housed in the front pyramid on this property. The two pyramids were built by "new agers" but I don't know when. They appear to be from the 1960s or 1970s but could be from later. The rear pyramid is now used as storage. It had been used as a greenhouse and has a pool which has been turned into a fishpond. [map]


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