From the 1930s to the 1960s, America had a rise in automobiles and a growing economy with travelers exploring out west. These travelers stopped in Phoenix for nights of rest, relaxation, and entertainment on Van Buren Street. Van Buren Street,…

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

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…

Valley National Bank served the Valley from its founding in 1900 through 1992. During this time, the Bank's distinctive logo was a common sight throughout the Valley. Its branches often had an iconic architectural design.Located at the corner of…