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Paradise Valley Architecture

Author : Douglas B. Sydnor
ISBN : 9780738596594
Genre : Architecture
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Three surveyors in the late 19th century were so attracted to the area's desert beauty that they named it "the Paradise Valley." Starting in the 1920s, adobe homes were constructed in various revival styles. In 1936, the Camelback Inn resort set a high-quality standard with an inviting and relaxed character. Other guest lodges arrived, including the Hermosa Inn and the El Chorro Lodge. The 1950s brought more luxurious resorts, including the Paradise Valley Racquet Club and the Mountain Shadows Resort. With the threat of Phoenix or Scottsdale annexing the area, the citizens started debating incorporation in 1949 and were successful in 1961. Churches, schools, town facilities, and single-family homes followed. Numerous town ordinances were adopted to preserve a quiet, desert lifestyle such as burying all utilities, restrictive zoning, and hillside preservation.

Paradise Valley Nevada

Author : Howard W. Marshall
ISBN : 0816513104
Genre : History
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Stonemasons from the Alpine valleys of northwestern Italy shaped the architectural face of Paradise Valley in northern Nevada in the 1860s and 1870s. Drawing on their own distinctive skills, they constructed the constellation of granite and sandstone buildings that are the region's most visible landmarks. Marshall's analysis of this architectural legacy, illustrated with 229 photographs and 70 line drawings, is not only a valuable resource for scholars in vernacular architecture, folklore, and cultural geography, but also a verbal and visual treat for all who love the American West.

Scottsdale Architecture

Author : Douglas B. Sydnor
ISBN : 0738578770
Genre : History
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U.S. Army chaplain Winfield Scott and his wife, Helen, founded Scottsdale in 1888 as a small farming and ranching settlement on undeveloped desert east of Phoenix. After World War II, many people were attracted by the dry climate, desert landscape, and business opportunities. The community encouraged creativity in architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Soleri, and Paul Schweikher designed buildings here. To draw tourists, the business community adopted "The West's Most Western Town" as a slogan in 1947. By the time employers such as Motorola arrived, fast-paced construction was already underway and the architecture reflected that era. In the 1970s, an architectural debate took place between western and modern styles, resulting in innovative architecture. Transitioning into the 21st century, Scottsdale witnessed more growth with downtown revitalization, a new appreciation of contemporary projects, and an awareness of desert preservation.

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Author : Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Meeting
ISBN : UOM:39015059567977
Genre : Architecture
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A Guide To The Architecture Of Metro Phoenix

Author : James W. Elmore
ISBN : UVA:X001139399
Genre : Architecture
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Catskill Resorts

Author : Ross Padluck
ISBN : 0764343173
Genre : History
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The great hotels of the Catskill Mountains were once the playground of movie stars, athletes, and politicians, as well as millions of vacationing New Yorkers. In time, however, The Catskills became victim to the social and economic progression that helped cultivate the area's own resort industry. Take a step back in time to revisit the architectural legacy of these hotels, from the majestic mountain houses of the nineteenth century to the glamorous mid-century hotels of the Borscht Belt: Grossinger's, the Concord, and the Nevele. Relive the stories behind the theaters and nightclubs and the architecture of the lavish lobbies where bellhops welcomed celebrities; and the vacuous dining rooms that served thousands of rich kosher meals each day. Now all a distant memory, the hotels are kept alive through hundreds of photographs, postcards, brochures, and drawings depicting their grandeur of yesteryear. This is a great resource for historians, architectural buffs, and all those who once vacationed there.

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