Sunday, March 15, 2009

Arizona Theme Day: Old Arizona


"The house was built in 1938 by William D. McCullough, a Detroit resident who wintered at the San Marcos Hotel in the mid 1930s. Designed by well-known architects Lescher and Mahoney, the home had four bedrooms, maid's quarters, a roof patio, and built-in barbecue in the back yard. The house sat in the middle of 350 acres of alfalfa and cotton fields, placed half a mile from Price Road. The home eventually was purchased by the Lockhead family, managers of the Pecos Valley Milling Company, located at Pecos Road and the railroad tracks east of Arizona Avenue. When the home was vacant for several years, the San Marcos Hotel rented the home to visitors."*

*Taken directly from the Chandler website. This home sits on the same grounds as the Chandler Fashion Center and is now a visitors center and museum. Click on the title above to learn more.

















5 comments:

Sharon said...

I worked in Chandler for several years and spent time at the Chandler Fashion mall but never saw this building. It is beautiful. I'll have to make a trip out there just to see it.

angie said...

what a beautiful home and a great shot, I love historic houses like this!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting history. good choice for theme day!

Jarart said...

I love this style of home. I remember seeing it years ago. Fitting shot for the theme day.

Chandlermom said...

I've been meaning to visit this house - good choice for the theme!