An old Arizona building that houses a new concert venue is getting national recognition.
The Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service announced recently. The register is part of the Park Service's program to support efforts to preserve historic places in the United States.
The Van Buren opened in 2017 as a concert venue. While the concept is new, the building is not: The location was the home of the Phoenix Motor Co. in the 1930s.
For decades, the building was forgotten and untouched. Recent renovations have not only brought the building back to life, but also given the site a new distinction.
The Van Buren is located near Fourth Avenue and Van Buren Street, and the venue can accommodate up to 1,800 people. You can find information about upcoming events on the venue's website.