Building Still Remains From Downtown Phoenix's Second Chinatown

November 01, 2013

(Photo by Mark Brodie-KJZZ)
The Sun Mercantile Building in downtown Phoenix.

We head to downtown Phoenix for another in our series looking at the Valley’s threatened places. Literally in the shadow of U.S. Airways Center, Jim McPherson, board president of the Arizona Preservation Foundation, showed me around the Sun Mercantile Building. It was built in 1929 and is the last building standing from Phoenix’s second Chinatown.