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Property Name General Sales Company Warehouse
Reference Number 16000681
State AZ
County Maricopa
Town Phoenix
Street Address 515 E. Grant St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/4/2016
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The General Sales Company warehouse is architecturally significant under Criterion C as an excellent, locally significant example of a specific building type: the warehouse which developed in the mid-twentieth century in Arizona. The General Sales Company warehouse is important because it illustrates the evolution of this building type from earlier eras. It's intact physical form and features reflect the best of the practices that were made to respond to changes in the local and national transportation systems and infrastructure, more efficient storage and distribution practices and greater fire protection and building safety requirements. The General Sales Company warehouse clearly possesses the defining characteristics that distinguish this building type during the period of growth in Phoenix in the decades before and after World War II.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria