Hello and Happy Friday! October has flown by and I haven’t had the opportunity to upload some of the newer pictures I’ve taken. I’m out of town this weekend, so this seemed like a good time to direct some attention back to an older Photo Friday post on the Rosson House.
Rosson House: Present Day
Located in Phoenix’s Heritage Park, the Rosson House was a custom built in the 1890s for approximately $8,000. The Victorian style architecture of the home was unique for the area, which mostly consisted of adobe structures. The original owner, Dr. Rosson owned the home for two years. The home had several owners over the years and by the 1950′s, it became a boarding house that basically deteriorated into a flophouse.
In 1974, the city of Phoenix purchased the home. Six years and $750,000 later, the home was restored to the way it looked in 1895. The tour guide informed us that the wallpaper was the original 1895 design and cost $40,000 to restore because it had to be custom made by a company back east.
If you’d like to read my adventurous tour of the Rosson House, check out my post from last spring: