Camp Phoenix

2220 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85006, US

Category: Demolished

Used in the following map:

Van Buren

One of the early 'auto camps' as they were called. Notice the refrigeration cooling tower or, in other words, a giant, centralized swamp cooler. And no self-respecting auto camp is complete without Arizona's favorite game: shuffleboard, on concrete.

Camp Montezuma, Camp Joy, Camp Phoenix and Autopia were probably the first generation of the new type of hotels on Van Buren, targeting the new type of traveller that appeared in the 1920s: the motorist and his family.