Riordan Mansion Oct 15
This Arts and Crafts house was built by the Flagstaff pioneer Riordan family, using for the most part wood from the family's own lumber mill
On this rainy, unsettled day, they're prepared
The Riordan brothers owned the first sawmill in Flgstaff...
...so they buit a house that would accommodate both their familes.
The two wings of the house were builtto the same set of plans, flipped, and connected by one hallway
The design is Arts and Crafts, making maximum use of the lumber produced by their own mill
This 'popcorn' stucco was made by mixing in local volvanic gravel
The Steinway, a model wgich is now rare
Each wing of the house has a light well pair of skylights in the roof and second floor, bringing light to the dark living room
This fireplace originally had the popcorn stucco, which was later replaced by brick
Looking out toward Riordan Rd
Ranch-style split log fencing
The garden shrine. The Riordans were devout Catholics.
A basement entrance.
A model of 1900-era Flagstaff
Walking the original 55-acre estate. This house existed at the time.
This was once the estate Treasurer's office
The main office of the estate, close to what was later Route 66
This part of the estate lay on the other side of Rte 66
Before this was a Super 8, this was the very first Ramada Inn location
The east side of the estate included the oldest part of what is now NAU, and was donated for that purpose
Old Main, NAU's first building
This elm was planted as a sprig from the original George Washington elm
A donation from the DAR
Old Main is now an art museum
The north quad
Mt Elden, with early snow
Back at the Riordan house, this was the childrens' playhouse