Alfred Newman Beadleis one of Arizona's most respected midcentury architects working in the international style. The Beadle Archive, conceived by Shawn Augustinak in 2006 and now managed by Alison King at Modern Phoenix, has been substantially updated with the cooperation of Al Beadle's family and colleagues in the last four years. Over 100 residential and 100 commercial properties exist, and several have been demolished, so only a fraction are shown here.
Future plans for expansion include a complete timeline with years built, locations and proper names for all buildings, unbuilt plans and renderings, vintage photography and updated photographs of current properties. An interactive map of all properties will be made available as soon as privacy concerns are assessed, but a map of publicly accessible commercial properties and multifamily is now available.
As these structures come of age we urge owners of Beadle buildings to pursue historic designation of their properties through the National Register of Historic Places and/or City of Scottsdale, Tempe & Phoenix historic registers. Beadle House #11 and Executive Towers both successfully got on the register in 2017, and Roman Roads entered the register in 2018! If you're not ready to contact the HP offices, please reach out to Modern Phoenix for assistance in getting started.
Map of Commercial Buildings by Beadle Executive Towers was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017!
A Tale of Two Fingado Houses by Janice Fingado Unboxing Beadle | By Jennifer Gunther
Contributions of photography and lore are welcome! While a good deal of Beadle's body of work is remarkably intact, it is frustrating to see some of the buildings decay over the years, or their histories become swiftly forgotten. We're unearthing those tales again and hope that Arizonans recognize the work for its significance, then invest in reclamation and restoration of these iconic modern structures. Some may be close to too far gone, but we're not going to let them go without a fight.
|IBEW | 1967 Professional Offices | 1978 Wosco Building | 1985 Stewart Title / Amerischools Catalina Office AERCO aka Eaglerider San Diego Offices Broadway Plaza Southwest Desert Medical Center PBSW aka Melrose Market Missouri Medical Building | 1974 East Valley Children's Center 8808 North Central Ave. Western Savings on Indian School Scottsdale Safeway
|Metro Centre in Albuquerque 7th Avenue Offices Ice Palace Totem Plaza Diese Realty Copenhagen Tempe Western Savings and Loan / Urban League Desert Industries 5th Avenue Medical Building | 1968 500 E. Thomas Road Mountain Bell | 1971 Farewell to Mountain Bell | 2009 First Federal Bank | 1969 Dietrich Office Building Bank of America
|Beadle House 1 in Minnetonka Beadle House 4 | 1951 Beadle House 6 | White Gates | 1954 Beadle House 7 | Gossick Residence | 1955
|Beadle House 8 | Uhlmann Residence | 1955 Beadle House 10 | 1956 Beadle House 11 | 1963 Beadle House 12 Beadle House 13 | Shelor Residence | 1978
|Fingado House I | 1952 Driggs | 1970 Chino Canyon | 2017 Diese House Kramlich House in California Barrett Residence in Desert Ranch Kirby House in Clearwater Hills Ludke | 1952 Upham Residence Patrick House | 1973 7522 3741 Healy / Fearnow Residence | 1959 Novak Residence 5601
|Fingado House II | 1958 Washburn Schupak Residence | 1978 Steiner House | 1955 Barrett Spec House in Desert Ranch Rothe House in Carefree Burton Barr Residence Kramlich Residence | 1959 Gruber House | 1998 Colachis Sr. Residence 5245 Bragiotti |1967 Falconer-Loew Residence The Corcoran House | 1963
|Roman Roads | 1964 Bridgewood North 40 Interior Bridgewood North 40 Exterior Bridgewood Mesa The Moroccan Three Fountains | 1963 Executive Towers | 1963 Residential Midrise Tower in Lombard IL
The Boardwalk | 1963
The Triad | Case Study Apartments #1 | 1963
12th Street Apartments Day-O Meier Triplex Camelback Place Grandview Gardens | 1959
| Paradise Gardens
This large section of our archive got a comprehensive overhaul in 2018
|Ferguson's Cafeteria The Flame and the Jungle Bar
|Gila Bend Motel Yuma Motel The Tropics
|University Park Safari Hotel
Unboxing Beadle by Jennifer Gunther
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ASU maintains the archive of Beadle architectural drawings.
To research your Beadle property, contact Harold Housley at ASU Archives and Special Collections at (480) 965-6370.
To order the book CONSTRUCTIONS about Al Beadle's work or purchase the DVD beadlearchitecture, visit Gnosis Media