Wrigley Mansion

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William Wrigley, Jr., Winter Cottage
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Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion is located in Arizona
Wrigley Mansion
Wrigley Mansion is located in the US
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
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.

History[edit]

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.

Wrigley Mansion Club

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.

Landmark designations[edit]

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

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.

Gallery[edit]

The Wrigley Mansion
National Register of Historic Places — Phoenix Historic Property Register, Phoenix Points of Pride
Pedestrian garden entrance sequence to the Wrigley Mansion. 
View of garden, from the upper entrance terrace. 
Main portal of the Wrigley Mansion. 
Entrance foyer and main staircase. 
View of foyer from the top of the main staircase. 
View of foyer from balcony. 
Living room. 
Hallway. 
Telephone operator’s booth. 
Second floor room. 
Second floor room. 
A bedroom where Elvis Presley reportedly stayed. 
Bathroom adjacent to the 'Elvis Presley room.' 
View from a second floor balcony. 
View of another interior staircase. 
Side facade. 
Gardens and second floor balcony. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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