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Vanishing Phoenix

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Lord Darrell Duppa, along with his friend Jack Swilling, suggested the name "Phoenix" for the city he had cofounded because it described a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. Settled on the ancestral lands of the Hohokam Indians, Phoenix was thriving by the early 1920s when craftsmanship and attention to detail were the orders of the day. Buildings were desi ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Kathy
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the saddest book I ever read. Phoenix could have been so amazing, so historical... so many beautiful buildings, just gone. It's always struck me that I live in a place where city leaders think the best way to handle historical property is to build a square of "luxury apartments" on it... and this book illustrates it beautifully with extensive photographs of long-gone treasures.

About the only complaint I have is that the histories are short (as to be expected, for a photo book), and there
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