Endangered Architecture

Endangered Architecture preserves Tucson's historic building facades in model form. The miniatures, framed in shadowboxes, are approximately HO model railroad scale. The architecture may be from any time period, but the initial focus is toward post-war commercial structures which, at around 50 years of age, are in danger of demolition, replacement, or remodeling.

In addition to building facades of my favorite Tucson structures, I accept commissions to build miniature facades of buildings that are important to you. Building Portraits are an ideal way to celebrate your own architectural heritage.

View a gallery of miniature facades.

The first model was of the Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Company's warehouse number two. These photos show the process of capturing the facade and its landmark sign in model form.

Composite reference image
Composite reference photos approximate an architectural elevation view.

Model in progress
The miniature in progress. Some windows have been installed and the paint job is underway.

Finshed model
The finished miniature before framing measures about 22 x 10 inches.
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