Historic Preservation Under the Vintage Roof
Free “Under the Vintage Roof” tours allow you to view historic architecture and interesting restoration and adaptive re-use projects.
Tours begin at Milum Textiles, 333 N. 7th Avenue, at 11am, noon, and 1pm (park on Grand or streets west of 7th Avenue). The circa-1935 Milum building is just one example of what’s in store, for it is one of the most beautiful warehouses in the state and is seldom open to the public. The interior “lamella” roof structures are very rare. You also will see fascinating aspects of running a commercial laundry, including giant washers and dryers, wringers, and other large-scale processing.
You’ll have knowledgeable tour guides, but people associated with each building will also tell their own stories. After the Milum building, stops include the American Legion Post #1 (circa 1919, plus later additions); Paper Heart Gallery (circa 1955, currently vacant, but originally Quebedeaux Chevrolet); Tuft & Needle (circa 1917, originally O.S. Stapley Hardware); and Unexpected Gallery (circa 1930, Miller Store Fixtures for many years).
The tours are organized by Jim McPherson, President of the Arizona Preservation Foundation, and Jill Johnson, Director of Phoenix Rising Tours. Your historic tour guides include Jennifer Boucek, Louisa Stark, John Jacquemart, Gerda Lobo, and Tim Eigo.
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