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Midcentury bank kicks off home tour in Arcadia

March 22, 2009

henryvnb0707_111[Source: Modern Phoenix Neighborhood Network] — We’ve added two more Founding Fathers to our home tour on April 5 — Financier Walter Bimson and Taliesin Fellow Frank Henry — by including their award-winning project, the Valley National Bank (now Chase Bank) at 44th St. and Camelback Rd.  The adjoining open space, hopefully the future home of Bimson Memorial Park, will be used as one of the check-in stations where tour-goers can pick up a tour map for the day as early as one hour before the tour.

Come meet “The Friends of Bimson Park” to learn about the plans for the park, and meet architect Frank Henry as well.  The bank won’t be open for the day but you’ll have plenty of time to photograph the exterior.  This landmark building and site is a must-see for all out-of-towners!

Red Modern Furniture at 2nd St. and Camelback will still serve as the central check-in station, so you can start wherever is convenient. Tickets now on sale for all Modern Phoenix Week Events at 480-994-ARTS [2787] 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.  Press 2 for the box office.

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