July 2007

Architect Gerald Doyle Dies

Arizona State Parks last month lost one of its long-standing friends with the passing of Architect Gerald Doyle, FAIA.

Mr. Doyle was well known for his outstanding work in historic preservation. In the last 38 years he completed work for Arizona State Parks in Historic Parks and Recreational Parks .

He was instrumental in the preservation of many of Arizona State Parks' most prominent historic buildings, including work at Fort Verde State Historic Park , McFarland State Historic Park , Riordan Mansion State Historic Park , Yuma Crossing State Historic Park , and Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park .

Mr. Doyle also designed many new buildings and ramadas for the public's enjoyment at Buckskin Mountain , Cattail Cove, and Dead Horse State Parks . He was a great architect for the people of the State of Arizona .