Saturday, May 2, 2015

Flagstaff, Arizona - Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, this is the impressive reminder of gracious living in a small territorial logging town. The mansion is an example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13, 000 square foot of living space, and servants' quarters. The Riordan mansion was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Hotel, Charles Whittlesey. (Source:]

I could only take photos of the exterior.  The tour of the interior is $10 and well worth it.  The two Riordan brothers married two sisters. The mansion is actually two full homes connected by a common area complete with fireplaces and pool table.

 Reminded me of PA!

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