Explore Iconic Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright & Notable Valley Architects

Want an insider look at some of the best mid-century modern architecture in Phoenix and Scottsdale? Ace Bailey will be your guide as you explore the history and architecture of iconic Valley buildings. As the owner of Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours and a part of the talented concierge team at Hotel Valley Ho, she loves to share Scottsdale’s rich architecture and culture.

The day kicks off with an abbreviated Magical History Tour of Hotel Valley Ho’s incredible architecture and Hollywood past. Up next is a behind-the-scenes look at the Garden Apartment District next to the hotel, where you’ll get a special look inside a cool, mid-century modern townhome that was featured on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour. Savor lunch at local favorite Postino Highland, housed in a stunning mid-century building that previously housed a bank.

While many people have visited Taliesin West, the winter home and architecture school of the late Frank Lloyd Wright, few have seen the Price House in Paradise Valley. Completed in 1955 for a favorite client of Wright’s, it is the largest house he built in Arizona, complete with a swimming pool, stunning views and a masterful courtyard. Enjoy an extensive walking tour of the home and grounds.

You’ll also get an insider’s driving tour of several notable mid-century gems, which may include the Triangle Building by prolific Valley architect Ralph Haver (1962), Frank Henry’s dendriform-column bank (1968), the Christian Science First Church by T.S. Montgomery (1962), Villa Monterey by Dave Friedman (1961-67), and Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential project, the Lykes House (1959).

Your ticket includes a full day of touring, transportation and lunch, along with a donation to the Price House to help preserve Wright's legacy in the desert. Meet inside the Hotel Valley Ho lobby at 9:15 a.m.

6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Admission
$175 per person
Times
From: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM