Phoenix College Buildings and Murals – Phoenix AZ

Description

“In 1939 Phoenix College moved from its old location to a new site at Thomas and 15th. The architectural firm of Lescher and Mahoney was hired with Public Works Administration funds to design the first six buildings for the new campus. The Liberal Arts and Science buildings; a gym; a combination library, auditorium and administration building; a cafeteria; and a central heating plant formed the core of the college for many years. Although some now support different activities, all six buildings are still standing. The lower level of the new library contains two paintings funded by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. These Arizona desert landscapes were created by one of the most prolific of Arizona New Deal artists, David Carrick Swing, in 1935. Swing also taught painting at the college for many years.”

Source notes

"The New Deal in Arizona: Connections to Our Historic Landscape," University of Arizona, The New Deal in Arizona Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association.
http://www.library.arizona.edu/newdeal/map.html

http://content.library.arizona.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/NewDeal/id/200/rec/28

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Location Info


1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ

Coordinates: 33.484574, -112.08865600000001

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