William Wrigley, Jr., Winter Cottage
|Location||2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, Arizona|
|Architectural style||Mission/Spanish Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||89001045|
|Added to NRHP||August 16, 1989|
The Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona, is a landmark building constructed between 1929 and 1931 by chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. It is also known as William Wrigley, Jr., Winter Cottage and as La Colina Solana.
Architect Earl Heitschmidt of Los Angeles designed the home at a cost of $1.2 million, in a combination of styles including Spanish Colonial. It has 24 rooms, 12 bathrooms, and over 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2). Much of the extensive tilework was shipped to Phoenix from Wrigley's own factory in Catalina, hauled by mule to the site.
The Wrigleys maintained other residences in Chicago; Philadelphia; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Catalina Island; and Pasadena, and used this, the smallest of their houses, for only a few weeks a year. William Wrigley died in 1932, shortly after its completion.
In July 1992, Geordie Hormel bought the mansion and made it available for meetings, conventions and similar functions. Due to zoning regulation, The Wrigley Mansion must operate as a private club.
Membership in the Wrigley Mansion Club is really more of a formality, and is only imposed due to zoning laws in the area. All proceeds from membership dues go directly to local charities.
- "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. Retrieved August 18, 2010.
- "Phoenix Points of Pride". Retrieved October 18, 2006.
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