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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park copyright map by Alan Eastep409 West Riordan Road
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Phone: (928) 779-4395

On Riordan Road, next to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, you will find this state park.

Timothy and Michael Riordan were prominent pioneer Flagstaff businessmen who developed a successful logging business, the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company. Moreover, the two brothers were known for their contributions which were essential to the development of the social and economic structure of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. Tim and Mike married the Metz sisters, Caroline and Elizabeth. The women were cousins of the Babbitt brothers, another influential Flagstaff family. Tim and Caroline had two daughters; Mike and Elizabeth had six children. The two close-knit families built a large mansion comprised of two separate homes connected by a common area known as the billiard room.

Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, the Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure - a remarkable 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-feet of living area, and servant's quarters. The Riordan residence was designed by the creator of Grand Canyon's El Tovar Lodge, Charles Whittlesey.

The park's Visitor Center maintains an interesting exhibit area, informative slide program, and a children's �touch table.� You are provided a descriptive leaflet for a self-guided tour of the estate surrounding the mansion, and several brochures are available describing Flagstaff's cultural, natural and historic attractions.

The park provides picnic tables and the opportunity for visitors to arrange special events, meetings or private functions at the park. The Mansion is also a popular backdrop for weddings.

Park Hours: May - October: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • November - April: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Open 7 days a week.

Park Facilities

  • Rustic Historic mansion with original furnishings, tours

  • Visitor center

  • Picnic tables

  • Restrooms

  • Six-acre wooded area


 
 

 

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