Merge Studios' Professional Building

Merge Studios' Professional Building

Artist: Unknown 

Medium: Archival photo, c. 1935


This building was originally built in 1929 as a medical office, and was the headquarters for Valley National Bank before Valley Center, which is now Chase Tower, was built just across the street from it. Shown here, the building is Valley Bank and Trust, as this is prior to the November 1934 purchase of Consolidated National Bank. The car is a 1931 LaSalle which may have belonged to Valley National Bank president Walter Bimson.


The countdown to Best of Phoenix continues! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix.  No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?


Imagine PHX, so far: 
100: Steven Revering's Westward Ho
99: Jon Ashcroft's Suspended in Geography 

98: William LeGoullon's Table
97. Jason Hill's Phoenix Financial Center

89. 

Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain

88. 

Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang

 


87. 

Pete Petrisko's Admiral of Phoenix

86. 

Quincy Ross' Lone Skyscraper

85. 

Andrew Armstrong's Illustrated Cityscape

 


84. 

Thomas Schultz's Phoenix Artifact

83. 

Adrian Lesoing's N. Evergreen

82. 

Suzanne Falk's Kon Tiki Hotel

81. 

Lindz Lew's Bon Voyeur

80. 

Kevin Patterson's Phoenix Swamp Beast

79. 

Ramy Sidarous' Three Windows

78. 

Will Mejia's Orpheum Theatre

77. 

Steve Weiss' Portrait of Louis Lee

76. 

Larry Willis' Apparition on East McDowell

75. 

Claire Warden's Untitled No. 3

74. 

Randy Zucker's Dancing Saguaro

73. 

Robert Brandan Martinez's Medical Cannabis Tax Stamp

72. 

Edward Jensen's Phoenix Financial Center

70. 

Mark Dudlik's Phoenix Rebound

66. 

Eric Iwersen's The Saguaros Have Been Here the Longest

43. 

Jill Johnson's Downtown Is ...

39. 

Sebastien Millon's "Phoenix. It's Fabulous."
And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration. 

Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com


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