Design Through the Decades – Part 28
Fireplace veneers in Phoenix, Arizona in the 1950s were often made of natural stone. In the 1960s, the preferred choice of material was brick or block.
The protruding fireplace of the 1960s made it the focal point of a room. Here’s one from a 1962 Phoenix home.
This style continued in 1965.
And even until 1967, at this Scottsdale home.
Sometimes the veneer was more important than the fireplace. In this 1962 Phoenix home, the entire wall is made of brick with a small fireplace in the middle.
Brick fireplaces remained very popular throughout the 1960s, appearing in this 1969 home.
Here’s a modern style of fireplace from 1964 in Goodyear, Arizona.
This 1966 fireplace added a little personality with the addition of an arch.
Another arched fireplace from 1966. As we’ve seen in most of these 1960s fireplaces, the hearth is more prominent and a mantel is absent.
Crazy slump block pattern at a 1967 Scottsdale home.
1961 Phoenix fireplace with large stone façade.
1968 Phoenix fireplace with large stone façade.
Free-standing fireplaces were trendy in the late 1960s. Here’s an avocado green fireplace from 1969.
Here’s a red one from 1969.
A brick material known as slump block appeared on fireplaces in the late 1960s. Slump block (a hollow brick) would gain importance for exterior walls in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This home was built in 1969.
What will be the material of choice for 1970s fireplaces?