Lescher & Mahoney

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Lescher & Mahoney was an American architectural firm from Phoenix, Arizona.

History[edit]

The firm was established in 1910 by Royal W. Lescher (1882-1957). Lescher practiced alone until 1912, when he took John R. Kibbey (1883-1963) as a partner, forming Lescher & Kibbey.[1]

In 1917 Leslie J. Mahoney (1892-1985) joined the firm as a designer. He was promoted to partner in 1921.[2] The new firm, Lescher, Kibbey & Mahoney, was dissolved in 1922 when Kibbey left to design movie sets in Hollywood. The resulting partnership of Lescher & Mahoney survived until Lescher's death in 1957. However, Mahoney retained the name until his retirement in 1975, when the firm was sold.[1] It was acquired by DLR Group of Omaha. Again, the name was retained and Lescher & Mahoney continued to operate semi-autonomously until 1998, when the firm was fully merged into DLR.[3]

Many of the firm's works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[citation needed]

Selected architectural works[edit]

Royal W. Lescher, 1910-1912[edit]

  • Florence Woman's Club, 231 Willow St., Florence, AZ (1911)[1]
  • Hotel Luhrs, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ (1911) - Demolished.[4]

Lescher & Kibbey, 1912-1921[edit]

Lescher, Kibbey & Mahoney, 1921-1922[edit]

Lescher & Mahoney, 1922-1975[edit]

Lescher & Mahoney (DLR), 1975-1998[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Denison Kitchell House NRHP Nomination. 1994.
  2. ^ Architect and Engineer Feb. 1921: 109.
  3. ^ "Architecture firm shortens name". http://www.csbj.com/. 11 Sept. 1998. Web.
  4. ^ Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer 29 July 1911: 13.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2010-10-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer 29 Nov. 1913: 21.
  7. ^ Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer 20 Dec. 1913: 19.
  8. ^ a b Engineering and Contracting 9 June 1915: 33.
  9. ^ "Jerome Photo Gallery". http://azstateparks.com/. n.d. Web.
  10. ^ American Contractor 27 Nov. 1915: 17.
  11. ^ American Architect 29 Dec. 1915: 8.
  12. ^ Engineering News-Record 29 Nov. 1917: 224.
  13. ^ Nequette, Anne M. and R. Brooks Jeffery. A Guide to Tucson Architecture. 2002.
  14. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 20 Feb. 1920: 17.
  15. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 21 May 1920: 18.
  16. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 23 Jan. 1920: 14.
  17. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 7 May 1920: 12.
  18. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 22 April 1921: 44.
  19. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  20. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 27 May 1921: 45.
  21. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 12 Aug. 1921: 20.
  22. ^ Southwest Builder and Contractor 21 July 1922: 34.
  23. ^ Engineering and Contracting 19 July 1922: 24.
  24. ^ Colorado Manufacturer and Consumer 1925: 3.
  25. ^ Colorado Manufacturer and Consumer 1925: 24.
  26. ^ a b c Sydnor, Douglas B. Images of America: Scottsdale Architecture. 2010.
  27. ^ John M. Ross House NRHP Nomination. 2000.
  28. ^ a b c d A Guide to the Architecture of Metro Phoenix. 1983.
  29. ^ Farley, Glenda. "1917: U. V. X. to Build Hotel in Jerome; The Little Daisy Hotel". http://verdenews.com/. 7 Oct. 2012. Web.
  30. ^ "Phoenix College Buildings and Murals – Phoenix AZ". http://livingnewdeal.org/. n.d. Web.
  31. ^ Engineering News-Record 1946: 184.
  32. ^ Engineering News-Record Oct. 1946: 198.
  33. ^ Engineering News-Record 1951: 74.
  34. ^ Western Architect and Engineer Dec. 1951: 35.
  35. ^ Architect and Engineer 1959: 35.
  36. ^ Architect and Engineer 1952: 45.
  37. ^ Engineering News-Record 1953: 20.
  38. ^ "Modern Phoenix: The Neighborhood Network". modernphoenix.net. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  39. ^ Engineering News-Record 1959: 79.
  40. ^ Architectural Forum 1959: 55.
  41. ^ Engineering News-Record 1961: 139.
  42. ^ Engineering News-Record 1967: 105.
  43. ^ Haldiman, Philip. "Maricopa Medical Center to be razed, rebuilt; and other MIHS projects". http://roselawgroupreporter.com/. 4 May 2015.
  44. ^ Architectural Forum 1977: 285.
  45. ^ High Roller 1982: 10. Nevada Library Association.
  46. ^ Noel, Thomas J. Buildings of Colorado. Vol. 2. 1993.
  47. ^ Metropolis 1994: 27.