Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Phoenix's Hunt’s Tomb meeting, Papago Park

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office] -- HP and Parks staff met, along with a representative from the State Historic Preservation Office, at the site of Hunt’s Tomb in Papago Park to discuss possible rehabilitation work to the 1930s high-profile pyramidal memorial which is in deteriorating condition due to a 1960s outer tile layer which is detaching from the monument and causing some water damage to the structure. Site improvements to improve access, seating and lighting are also proposed. Some private funds are available for the project, but additional funds will be needed to complete the project. It was determined that the City would pursue additional funding, including state centennial related grants, and would more fully investigate the possibility of restoring the original tile exteriors of the monument (now buried underneath a 1960s deteriorated outer layer).