Twisted …


The colorful and charming columns on the front of the historic YMCA building in Tucson designed, along with the main building, in 1930 by architect Annie Graham Rockfellow, are reminiscent of the twisted columns on the Roman Baroque altars of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. These, of course, have a southwest flair with the lizards crawling on and peeking out of the foliage, as well as being made of concrete instead of bronze. Subsequently expanded in the 1940’s and 50’s, the building became offices in the 1980’s, carefully preserving the original architectural features.

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