December 3, 2017

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architectural firm, has completed a new luxury student residence building in Tempe for Chicago-based CA Ventures and its student housing investment and development division, CA Student Living. RISE on Apache is a 15-story, 640,000 square-fe...

November 27, 2017

One of the biggest conundrums in the Valley is the New Windsor Hotel in downtown Phoenix. The hotel is both the city's oldest building offering overnight lodging and has one of its most impressive neon displays. No boutique hostelry, the hotel is a single-room occupanc...

November 9, 2017

"From Casa to Condos" is the "Back When" column from the Winter issue of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L.C. The title alludes to the replacement of one Phoenix landmark, Dwight and Maie Heard's Casa Blanca residence with a mid-century landmark, the Phoenix...

November 7, 2017

Do you enjoy the historic images found in Arizona Contractor & Community magazine? If so, you can view our favorite images of Grand Avenue - "the lone diagonal in a grid town" - in a gallery setting at the Tuft & Needle store located at 735 Grand Avenue just north of V...

October 31, 2017

It's not even Halloween yet but we've released the Winter 2017 issue of Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L.C. to prepare for our move to a bi-monthly schedule in 2018.

Our cover story is by Donna Reiner about a pioneering woman in the construction industry...

October 20, 2017

Publisher Billy Horner and Books owner Mary Anne Ramirez pose in front of her creative signboard in honor of the bookstore now carrying back issues of Arizona Contractor & Community magazine. Whether your interest is Arizona aviation history, Legend City, the Christown...

October 10, 2017

Thanks to the North Central News for putting Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L.C. on the front page of its October issue! Teri Carnicelli even managed to take a nice photo of myself and Mary Anne Ramirez, the proprietor of Books where you can buy a copy of ou...

September 23, 2017

My editor's column in the Fall 2017 special issue on Sunnyslope in Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L.C. covers some intriguing characters in the area's history but leaves unanswered the backstory about one of its prominent ruins: the "Stonehenge-like" cement...

September 22, 2017

Fifteen cents could buy an open-flame broiled hamburger, French fries or a shake at the 1962 Grand Opening of the Burger Chef Drive-In on Seventh Street in Sunnyslope, which is the "Back When" feature in the Fall issue of the Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine L.L...

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