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Rose Pauson House (Ruins), Thirty-Second Street, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ

Rose Pauson House (Ruins), Thirty-Second Street, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Pauson House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1940. Three photographs and two floor plans of the house were published in Henry-Russel Hitchcock's "In the Nature of Materials" in 1942, the same year the house was destroyed by fire. The stone walls of the ruins became a local landmark, known as Shiprock, because of their prominent hillside location and shape. When the ruins were threatened by the extension of Thirty-Second Street in the late 1970s, community pressure resulted in the relocation of some of the ruins to a new site slightly to the west of the original location.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1984
Survey number: HABS AZ-143
Building/structure dates: 1940 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 Demolished
Building/structure dates: ca. 1979 Subsequent Work

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Date

1940 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Wright, Frank Lloyd
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html