Wrigley Mansion

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William Wrigley, Jr., Winter Cottage
Wrigley Mansion Phoenix Arizona 2008.jpg
Wrigley Mansion is located in Arizona
Wrigley Mansion
Location 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, Arizona
Coordinates 33°31′21.74″N 112°1′33.61″W / 33.5227056°N 112.0260028°W / 33.5227056; -112.0260028Coordinates: 33°31′21.74″N 112°1′33.61″W / 33.5227056°N 112.0260028°W / 33.5227056; -112.0260028
Built 1932
Architect Heitschmidt,Earl T.
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89001045[1]
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.

Located at 2501 East Telewa Trail,[1] it sits atop a 100-foot (30 m) knoll with views of greater Phoenix to the south, close to the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, which Wrigley owned.

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.

The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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.

The mansion has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.[2] The mansion has been Winner of The Knot Weddings for 2011, 2009 and 2008.

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Phoenix Points of Pride". Retrieved October 18, 2006. 

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