The Kon Tiki Hotel

The Kon Tiki Hotel was constructed in 1961 by the R.L Branaman Construction Company for a cost of $528,000. The hotel was designed by James Salter who worked at the influential mid-century architecture firm Haver & Associates. The development was…

The Sandman Hotel

The Sandman Hotel was constructed in 1955 by H & J Construction Company. In a 1956 advertisement, the Sandman offered "Resort living at its finest." Owner/managers Clayton, Mary & Virginia Niven offered a variety of different room types,…

Valley National Bank (Tempe)

Valley National Bank served the Valley from its founding in 1900 through 1992. During this time, the Bank's iconic logo was a common sight throughout the Valley and its branches often had iconic architectural design. The Tempe branch was located at…