Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stacked Blocks by Design

Vintage Postcard of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel

The hotel opened in 1929 and was the first resort complex in the Phoenix area. Two brothers from Chicago named McArthur, asked their brother Albert McArthur, who had studied with Frank Lloyd Wright to design the hotel complex. McArthur and Wright collaborated on the design and it's detials and McArther used Wright's "textile block" design to create the "Biltmore Block" from which the buildings are constructed.


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