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Downtown's Leighton G. Knipe House Undergoing Restoration, But Its Future is Uncertain

There's a subdued glee in Bob Graham's voice as the local architect describes how his firm Motley Design Group is currently involved with helping restore a piece of Phoenix's history that was previously considered to be unsalvageable. Specifically, the 104-year-old Leighton G. Knipe House located in the Evans Churchill neighborhood just off Roosevelt Row.

"It's substantial work but also important work because it's a unique building," Graham says. "We're trying to help restore it back to its original state."

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.