John and Helen Murphey

Bas Tower at River Road and Via Entrada

Juan Wørner Baz and the Serene Tucson Neighborhood he Created

Juan Worner Baz (sometimes spelled Juan Worner y Bas) is not a name that most Tucsonans would recognize, but his buildings certainly are recognizable. Baz designed the iconic annex to Josias Joesler’s Broadway Village at Broadway and Country Club (many will remember as the former location of Table Talk). He also designed St. Phillips Plaza. …

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St Philips in the Hills church designed by Josias Joesler

Tucson’s most well-known architect? Josias Joesler

Joesler and the Murpheys Josias Joesler is arguably the most well-known Tucson architect. Originally from Switzerland and coming to Tucson after living in various cities across Europe and then California, Joesler collaborated with developer John Murphey and his wife Helen on over 400 residential and commercial projects in Tucson from 1927 until his death in …

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