History

History Amanda ClarkMarch 24, 2021
Phoenix Forge: A Community Makerspace Created for Everyone

What if I told you that your greatest idea for the next biggest thing since the Square card reader was more attainable to create than ever before? Would you dream... continue reading. Click here for more info.

History Donna ReinerMarch 4, 2021
The Women Who Built Phoenix: Flora Rosson and the Women of Heritage Square

It was Flora Rosson who purchased all of Heritage Square in 1882 and gradually divided up the block - becoming one of Phoenix's first female developers. Click here for more info.

History Fara IllichFebruary 18, 2021
Update on renovations of the 1922 Ellis Building in Downtown Phoenix

The seven-floor, mixed-use Ellis Building will incorporate office, residential, a basement “speakeasy,” ground-floor restaurants and a daycare. Click here for more info.

History Douglas C. TowneDecember 18, 2020
Downtown Phoenix Celebrates 60 Years of ‘Psycho’

“Psycho Day” on December 11 is a unique Phoenix tradition that honors the city’s connection to the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Both the date and Phoenix are featured in the... continue reading. Click here for more info.

History Frank M. BarriosNovember 19, 2020
History of St. Vincent de Paul: Serving Those In-Need Since 1946

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul (SVdP) is a unique, charitable Catholic organization that has very few limits on what it will do to help the poor and those... continue reading. Click here for more info.

History 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.

History 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.

History 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.

History 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.

History Douglas C. TowneSeptember 1, 2020
Once a Beer Town, Always a Beer Town: Downtown’s Arizona Brewing Company

The repeal of Prohibition opened the door for the development of craft beer culture in Downtown Phoenix, starting with Arizona Brewing Company in 1933. Click here for more info.