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Ajo Plaza
1914–1917, William M. Kenyon and Maurice F. Main. Ajo Plaza.
  • (Photograph by Bill Perry)
  • (Photograph by Bill Perry)
  • (Photograph by Bill Perry)

Designed by Minneapolis-based architects William M. Kenyon and Maurice F. Main in 1914 and completed in 1917, the town center is the focal point of the planned community of Ajo. It consists of a commercial block with an arcade in the Spanish Colonial Revival style connecting the post office and various businesses. At the closed end of a palm-lined, U-shaped plaza stands the impressive 1916 train depot, also in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, adorned with arched openings, tile roof, and a ceramic-tiled dome.

Writing Credits

Mark C. Vinson, FAIA
R. Brooks Jeffery
Jason Tippeconnic Fox



  • 1914

    Design and construction

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Mark C. Vinson, FAIA, "Town Center", [Ajo, Arizona], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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