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BPOE Elks Lodge
Globe, AZ
Photos courtesy Patrick Ryan

The world's tallest three-story building is in Globe, AZ. The Elks Lodge is in Globe. It has really high ceilings. The architecture is awesome. It was built in 1910. 11-05

(Far left) The exterior view of the Elks Lodge

(Near left) A view of the sign and entranceway of the Elks Lodge

 

 

UPDATE 10/06 : The Elks’ Building was built in 1910 in the Italianate style. The story goes that the architect hired to construct the building over order on bricks, and instead of selling them used them, hence creating the world’s tallest three story building. The third floor is the initiation lodge area. The second floor was used for lounging and meeting. The first floor has a commercial kitchen and was once and theater for plays in the once booming mining towns of Globe and Miami. Today the building sits vacant. Many thanks to Patrick Ryan for update. 10-06

 

BPOE Elks Lodge Building
Globe, AZ
Photos courtesy Patrick Ryan

 

 

 

 

Luhrs Tower Phoenix AZLuhrs Tower
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Once upon a time, the Luhrs Tower was the tallest building in Phoenix. This building, built in 1929, is a deco delight. 03-06

 

Luhrs Building
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Next to the Luhrs Tower is the Luhrs Building. This 10 story building was built in 1924. 03-06

 

 

Madison Square Garden (Demolished)
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

The Madison Square Garden was demolished in 2005. No, not the venue in Manhattan that houses the Knicks. The Madison Square Garden in Phoenix has been a historic wrestling and boxing venue since 1929 is noteworthy for its integrated audiences through the years. The Garden was torn down to make way for office buildings. 03-06

 

 

Geronimo's Castle
Bowie, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Here's the teepee for Geronimo's Castle which once used to be a Greyhound Bus Station. Geronimo's had a cafe and curio shop inside. Word is its location marked the site where Chief Geronimo of the Apache Tribe was captured. 03-06

 

 

Abandoned Storefront
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Check out this old abandoned storefront in Phoenix. Like many cities, especially near the downtown areas, some portions of Phoenix have seen its heyday pass. 03-06

 

 

 

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