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Removal of a fountain at the Pima County Courthouse 30 years ago drew a flood of debate more serious than the controversy about the recent discovery that the historic building wasn't originally the familiar pink hue. Read more»

The Norman Lykes house, considered Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential design before his death in 1959, perches on a hillside in north-central Phoenix. Once listed for $2.65 million, the house is going on the auction block without reserve on Wednesday.

The Norman Lykes house is considered Wright’s last residential design, conceived before his death in 1959. Once listed for $2.65 million dollars, the home – just north of the Arizona Biltmore – will be sold Wednesday at auction. Read more»

A resident shoots baskets in the vaults, which are a community area in Arcosanti, welcome to residents and visitors alike.

At the end of a 2-mile dirt road in the Arizona desert lives a community of people longing to be a part of something bigger than themselves. For nearly 50 years, Arcosanti has drawn innovators who wish to leave city life behind and experiment with an alternative, more sustainable lifestyle. Read more»

Part of Broadway's 'Sunshine Mile' includes the Hirsh's Shoes building, center.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong. Read more» 2

The former Hirsch's Shoes building, in the middle of the stretch of mid-century modern buildings known as Tucson's 'Sunshine Mile.'

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. Read more»

The open area to the right of the dome was designated for prisoners to be able to get exercise while staying in the building's jail, which is in the basement.

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more» 1

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then, we had a preview of Tucson Modernist Week with Demion Clinco, who heads the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Plus, Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute. Read more»

Rick Grinnell of the Southern Arizona Business Coalition and Randy Serraglio of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity debate the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Also, Dr. Danielle Babski of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, pllus historian Ken Scoville has a preview of this Saturday's Barrio Viejo Home Tour. Read more»

Tucson's Historic Train Depot, built in 1907, is still a passenger rail stop, serving those traveling on Amtrak's Sunset Limited. The structure was restored to its circa-1941 Spanish Colonial Revival style in 2004.

Commemorating Arizona's centennial as well as Architecture Week, Sunday morning's Architecture on Wheels includes free guided bicycle and walking tours of Tucson buildings constructed before 1912. Read more»

Taliesin West in Scottsdale was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home until his death in 1959.

The archived sketches, models and manuscripts of the late Frank Lloyd Wright are moving from Taliesin West in Scottsdale, to Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. What does this loss mean to Arizona and will it affect the guest experience at Taliesin West? Read more» 1

Brian Kolfage, an Air Force veteran and UA architecture student, will travel to Washington for President Obama's State of the Union as a guest of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage's schedule as a University of Arizona architecture student got a little more interesting this week when he was invited to be a guest of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Read more»

Dave Alvin

The bad news is Emmylou Harris’ performance at the Fox on Friday is sold out. It has been for some time. The good news is there are still plenty of other ways to get your entertainment fix this weekend, starting with Dave Alvin at Plaza Palomino. Read more»

We get an update on the effort to bring more non-stop flights to Tucson International Airport from Dick Gruentzel. Plus, Rodney Glassman and a representative from Homicide Survivors. Read more»