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BPOE Elks Lodge
Globe, AZ
Photos courtesy Patrick Ryan

The world's tallest three-story building is in Globe, AZ. The Elks Lodge is in Globe. It has really high ceilings. The architecture is awesome. It was built in 1910. 11-05

(Far left) The exterior view of the Elks Lodge

(Near left) A view of the sign and entranceway of the Elks Lodge

 

UPDATE 10/06 : The Elks’ Building was built in 1910 in the Italianate style. The story goes that the architect hired to construct the building over order on bricks, and instead of selling them used them, hence creating the world’s tallest three story building. The third floor is the initiation lodge area. The second floor was used for lounging and meeting. The first floor has a commercial kitchen and was once and theater for plays in the once booming mining towns of Globe and Miami. Today the building sits vacant. Many thanks to Patrick Ryan for update. 10-06

 

 

Courthouse
Globe, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Patrick Ryan

The Gila County Courthouse was built in 1905. It is now the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. It is a fun place to go in Arizona. 11-05

 


UPDATE 10/06 : The old Gila County Courthouse was built in 1906. The fourth floor was commercial offices and storage. The third floor was the court rooms and the judges chambers. The second floor was offices, and the first floor was other uses. The Gila County jail was built in 1909. A bridge was constructed connecting the courthouse and jail. That bridge was used for transporting prisoners from jail to courthouse for their sentencing. I believe several people were hung from that bridge. The courthouse used from 1906 to 1976. In the early 1980’s, a group of local artists banded together to form the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. They established and art gallery and theater system for the community in the building. They continue to work on restoring the historic property. Many thanks to Patrick Ryan for update. 10-06

 

 

Jail and Courthouse
Globe, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Patrick Ryan

 

A bridge attaches the Courthouse to the Gila County Jail. The bridge was used to transport prisoners between the Courthouse and the stoney lonesome. 11-05

 

 

Luhrs Tower Phoenix AZLuhrs Tower
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Once upon a time, the Luhrs Tower was the tallest building in Phoenix. This building, built in 1929, is a deco delight. 03-06

 

 

Luhrs Building
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Next to the Luhrs Tower is the Luhrs Building. This 10 story building was built in 1924. 03-06

 

 

Valley National Bank
Phoenix, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Gorb70

This old tower building in Phoenix, AZ was once the Valley National Bank, built in 1930's. There is one addition on upper floor of this vacant building and there may be plans for lofts in the future. 03-06

 

 

 

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