The Van Buren in Downtown Phoenix: Then and Now

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The Phoenix Motor Company building, circa 1939. The location now houses music venue The Van Buren.
Downtown Phoenix's newest music venue, The Van Buren, is officially open for business. The 1,900-person capacity concert joint, which is co-owned by local concert promoter Charlie Levy and Live Nation, is located in a historic structure at Fourth Avenue and Van Buren Street that served as the Phoenix Motor Company several decades ago. Here's a look at the building looked back in the day, how it transformed into The Van Buren, and what it looks like today.