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Sign announcing upcoming construction of Tempe Center

Object Name: Print, photographic
Date: c. 1955
5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Medium: Paper
Catalog number: 2004.45.1
DescriptionPhotograph of a sign announcing the future construction of the Tempe Center, a shopping mall new to the city. The site is generally located on the SE corner of University & Mill about where the old Tempe High School was lost to fire.
ProvenanceFrom a collection of photographs donated by Patricia Wright. The donor's father was William (Bill) Hurlburt Wood. Bill Wood started the Pioneer Camera Shop in 1951, located in Tempe originally at 51/2 E. 5th Street. It later moved to Tempe Center, and was sold in 1961.
Many of the photographs in the collection were taken by Wood. They for the most part date to the years that he owned the camera shop, from 1951 - 1961.

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