Luhrs Building

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Luhrs Building

The Luhrs Building is an historic ten-story building located at 11 West Jefferson in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Architecture[edit]

The L-shaped Luhrs Building was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by the El Paso architectural firm of Trost & Trost. The building is faced with brown brick, with elaborate marble ornamentation on the uppermost two floors, and a heavy cornice at the top.

It was built by local businessman George Luhrs Sr.,an original Phoenix City Council member from 1881-1885 at a cost of $553,000 USD, and opened on April 1, 1924.

The building's ground floor was leased by the US Treasury Dept. The 10th-11th floors were the original location of the Arizona Club, including dining rooms, lounges, a library, and bedrooms for club members. When the Arizona Club moved out of the Luhrs Building in 1971, the upper floors were also converted to office floor space.

See also[edit]

  • Luhrs Towerbuilt in 1929, adjacent to the Luhrs Building.
Preceded by
Arizona State Capitol
Tallest Building in Phoenix
1924—1927
42m
Succeeded by
Westward Ho

Coordinates: 33°26′49″N 112°04′27″W / 33.4469°N 112.0741°W / 33.4469; -112.0741