Friday, February 17, 2006

Website highlights work of Harold Ekman and other Phoenix architects

Although Phoenix and Arizona are relatively young, they have an eventful past. The website, "Homes With A History," was created by John Jacquemart, in honor of his long-time friend, architect Harold Ekman, to showcase the variety of building styles in Arizona's capital city. With his website, John hopes to:
  • Be a resource for people interested in researching the architectural, historic, and social character of their properties;
  • Serve as an accessible place to collect and disseminate information; and
  • Promote historic preservation in Phoenix.
Pictured above is the office that Ekman designed for himself, a doctor, and a dentist at 113 E. Camelback Rd. Constructed at a cost of $25,000, the building is now threatened with demolition.