These days, downtown Phoenix’s historic buildings are the domain of pawnshops, flophouses and Pizzeria Bianco. But less than a century ago, when trolley bells yet echoed off the two- and three-story brick buildings lining Washington Street, they were homes, inns, and stores bustling with commerce. One brief decade of post-war suburbanization was enough to end the area’s century-long regional retail and manufacturing dominance; entire neighborhoods hit the skids, later to be bulldozed in the name... More >>>