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March 27, 2009
From journal Our Return to Flagstaff
by two cruisers
June 20, 2006
From journal Road Trip to Las Vegas and Beyond
Rodeo, New Mexico
March 22, 2004
This 40 room home containing more than 13,000 square feet of living space was built in the Craftsman (also known as Arts and Crafts) style, which came out of a reaction against the industrial revolution and mass production technologies, as well as opposed to the elaborate, complex and flamboyant Victorian style popular during that time. The same architect who created the El Tovar Hotel in the Grand Canyon, Charles Whittlesey, designed the Riordan mansion. Much of the original furniture inside the mansion was designed by Gustav Stickley, whose magazine, The Craftsman published plans for this particular style of house. Both Craftsman homes and furniture emphasized simplicity, quality, and natural materials, often using local wood and stone. This home features log-slab siding exterior, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles.
In spite of its large size, the home appears quite livable. From large to small items of furniture and decorations, the feel of the mansion is authentic, almost like you’d expect a horde of Riordan children to come running through the great billiard room. For a description of the Riordan family and some of the events that took place in the "duplex", read Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. The mansion is open from May to October, 8:30 to 5 PM daily. Guided tours are given on the hour. For more information call 928-779-4395.
From journal Stay Cool in Flag
November 22, 2003
From journal On the way to Grand Canyon