Luhrs Tower - Trost Society

Luhrs Tower

Hotel Paso Del Norte

Luhrs Tower

The Luhrs Tower in Phoenix was completed in 1930, designed by Trost & Trost as one of the firm’s most admired designs. It was built concurrently with, and designed nearly identically to, El Paso’s O.T. Bassett Tower. The design was a part of an explosion of buildings based on the drawings of Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen, a stepped Art Deco style that renowned architect Louis Sullivan called “The new direction of the Chicago School”. The most famous of these buildings was the Empire State Building in New York. The Luhrs Tower was restored in 2009 and stands today in excellent condition. For more information, please see

Old photographs are courtesy of the Lincoln Property Company, via the Luhrs City Center historical web page at Modern photography taken by Mark Stone in September, 2018

— Mark Stone

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Type: Commercial
Construction Date: Oct 1, 1930
Address: Jefferson Street and First Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Condition: Restored