Phoenix Transect Project

PROJECT: Rephotographs - Urban Neighborhood


In tracing a visual urban history of dynamic central city neighborhoods a common misconception is made: “then and now”, “now and then”. Discontinuity and loss seem the primary effect as space and time are ripped asunder by this binary, linear view.

Upon a second, and maybe third viewing, the tension between “past” and “present” reveal the continuous effects of changing forces in place. What is now, is—because of then. Wind, water, sun, lines drawn on maps, an array of human desires, habits, and follies have effects. This array of forces, each with their own temporality, inter-act. Unfolding urban form, materiality in movement, time-out-of-joint.

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: Margaret Shoup, 2222 N 8th St.
Description:
Date: 1923
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 2222 N 8th St.
Description: Built shortly after Arizona’s statehood, this 1915 wood frame house has been kept standing by countless hours of ordinary tasks and tools; soapy suds, brushstrokes, hammer strikes, termite deaths. Maintained for decades only to experience neglect sometime in the last 20 years, 2222 N. 8th Street is a testament to the necessity—and continual enactment of—domestic practice.
Date: 2/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: 2033 N 9th St.
Description: As farming gave way to residential development, the Salt River Project’s agricultural irrigation infrastructure supplied this 1930 brick bungalow with its suburban character.
Date: 1946
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 2033 N 9th St.
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Keywords: Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: Barbara Hale, 2033 N 9th St.
Description: Barbara Hale, seen here in 1946, remembers life lived out-of-doors; tree-shaded days, nights spent in the backyard. Urbanization necessitated changes in water delivery and price. Air conditioning brought desert dwellers inside. Today, water conservation campaigns gives desert vegetation sex appeal. Tomorrow, the urban heat island may necessitate lawnscaping. Water circulates.
Date: 1946
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 2033 N 9th St.
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: Looking west from 2033 N 9th St.
Description:
Date: 1946
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: Looking west from 2033 N 9th St.
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Housing, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 12th St. & Oak St. Traffic Circle, Images Courtesy of the State Historic Preservation Office
Description: In 1984, the AZ Showmen’s Association (the state’s “carny” organization) and the Professional Musician’s Union reveal Coronado’s creative inclinations. Twenty-five years later, artistic practices abound: in 2011 Phoenix Magazine named Coronado, “aka Funkytown,” one of the top ten best places to live in the Valley, especially for “burning man habitués and people forever looking for ‘the next Willo’
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Commercial, Panorama, Public Space, Rephotography, Retail, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2604 N 14th St. Courtesy of JoAnn Trapp
Description: Originally built in 1946, Augustana became an instant landmark when a later addition to the building resembled a “capsized ship”. Augustana’s unusually progressive social contribution to the neighborhood might just be attributed to its topsy-turvey architecture; in the late 1970s the Church hosted (an openly) gay men’s choir.
Date: 1946
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: Church of God in Christ, 2604 N 14th St.
Description: Today, Coronado neighborhood is one of the most diverse, and gay-friendly neighborhoods in Phoenix. Augustana Church is presently home to Church of God in Christ, Arizona’s largest African American network of churches.
Date: 2/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Photographer: unknown
Title: Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2604 N 14th St. Courtesy of JoAnn Trapp
Description:
Date: 1956
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 2604 N 14th St.
Description:
Date: 2/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Rephotography, Residential, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 16th St. Looking North From Yale St. 1934 Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Archive
Description: Though difficult to discern from this vantage, the primary residential structures, transportation infrastructure, and commercial practices of 16th Street seen here in 1934 remain intact today. Incessantly turning tires continue to mark sticky asphalt, ambitious entrepreneurs still seek windshield visibility, and working class residents are housed adjacently.
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Public Space, Rephotography, Transportation, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 16th St. Looking North From Harvard St. 1934 Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Archive
Description: Heralded as “Calle 16”, this arterial street has become a corridor of Latino urbanism boasting mural tours and some of the best Mexican food in town.
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Public Space, Rephotography, Transportation, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 16th St. Looking North From Granada Rd. 1934 Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Archive
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Public Space, Rephotography, Transportation, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 16th St. Looking West Down Granada Rd. 1934 Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Archive
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Public Space, Rephotography, Transportation, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: 16th St. Looking West Down Coronado Rd. 1934 Image Courtesy of the Arizona State Archive
Description:
Date: 4/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Public Space, Rephotography, Transportation, Urban, All Images

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Contributor: Jason Roehner & Jen Kitson
Title: Good Samaritan Hospital, 1111 E McDowell Rd. 1931 Image Courtesy of the ASU Archives
Description: Located adjacent to the new, space age iteration, the original 1930s hospital is now a parking lot. Residents used to consider Good Sam a bad neighbor for the encroaching hospital expansion. Today, Coronado is oft cited as a “real” neighborhood because has suburban charm with urban amenities; services, transportation (lightrail & freeway access), and employment (a healthcare hub).
Date: 3/2011
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Archival Material, Panorama, Public Space, Rephotography, All Images

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