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Education Douglas C. TowneNovember 5, 2020
80 Years Ago Downtown Phoenix Hosted a Wet ‘n Wild Party for the Ages

Downtown Phoenix is known for mega events. But one of the biggest festivals ever thrown happened more than 80 years ago in honor of this desert city's most precious resource — water. Click here for more info.

Education Donna ReinerOctober 21, 2020
The Story Behind Gerardo’s Building in Downtown’s Warehouse District

Just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks, a once-thriving neighborhood of residential and commercial buildings catering to Hispanics existed within what we now call the Warehouse District. Click here for more info.

Education Frank M. BarriosOctober 8, 2020
Hispanic History of the Phoenix Warehouse District

A brief look into the Warehouse District's multicultural past. Click here for more info.

Education Frank M. BarriosSeptember 17, 2020
Mexicans of Phoenix: A Brief History Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Since the founding of the city in 1868, Phoenix's Mexican American community has made significant contributions to the city's economic and cultural development, while also fiercely preserving their culture and heritage. Click here for more info.

Education Marshall ShoreJune 24, 2020
LGBTQ+ Tour of DTPHX

Some of the buildings may be gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. Take a journey through Downtown Phoenix's colorful, queer history with the Valley's own Hip Historian, Marshall Shore. Click here for more info.

Education Downtown Phoenix Inc.June 17, 2020
United Health Foundation Donates $500,000 to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts in Arizona

The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) to address food insecurity across Arizona. The AzFBN is a private, nonprofit organization that serves all... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Douglas C. TowneMay 29, 2020
Booze, Call Girls and Table Games: The Security Building’s Scandalous Origin Story

A casino and brothel were temporarily set up in the Security Building’s penthouse to finance the final phase of its construction. Click here for more info.

Education Downtown Phoenix Inc.March 20, 2020
Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Phoenix

This walking tour of Downtown Phoenix is free, self-guided, and takes about an hour, depending on pace. For more details about the locations listed, other historic buildings downtown, or cool... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Taylor BishopJanuary 9, 2020
Prestigious ‘World Press Photo’ Exhibition Lands in Downtown Phoenix

The World Press Photo Exhibition, an acclaimed global press photography exhibit, will make a stop in Downtown Phoenix in January 2020. As the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers,... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Education Downtown Phoenix Inc.December 20, 2019
Your 2019 Guide to Year-End Giving in Downtown Phoenix

Homelessness and poverty are year-round problems, but during the holidays, people tend to think most about it the most and want to give back. Click here for more info.

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