Friday, January 04, 2008

Architect, historian look at old-time Mesa

[Source: Mesa Republic] -- Who says history can't be fun -- and funny? Architect Ron Peters and historian Vic Linoff, both past-chairs of Mesa's Historic Preservation Committee, look back to a time when downtown Mesa was bustling with shoppers and tall buildings. Then they'll talk about why it's not quite like that anymore. "Mesa's Lost Architecture - A Disappearance Tale," a free lecture, will be presented Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Historical Museum's auditorium, 2345 N. Horne, north of McKellips Road. The entertaining presentation will include photographs and address other questions about early Mesa. The auditorium is south of the museum. [Photo: Chandler Court building on Main Street in Mesa, circa 1920s.]