Shopping Centers Today – Center Stage

Shopping Centers Today – Center Stage

Aging Gracefully

After 76 Years, Tucson’s Broadway Village Still Enchants

by Barbara Thau

Some shopping centers get older without ever going out of date. One such is Broadway Village, built in 1939 in Tucson, Ariz., in the Spanish Colonial style. Developer John Murphey and his wife, Helen, turned to the renowned architect Josias Joesler, who modeled the project after a Mexican village — with low-pitched roofs, arched openings, carved niches, arcades, mortar-washed brick and colored ceramic.

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