Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rosson House


I've featured the Rosson House before but given the new blogger layout, I can't find the original post.  I believe it was at least 2 years ago so, why not post it again.  This historic home in downtown Phoenix was built in 1895 and is now owned by the city of Phoenix and is open for tours, weddings, and other events.  It's not the kind of house you'd expect to see in Phoenix, is it?

16 comments:

Mo said...

Very nice

Steffe said...

It's a beat. Here is another post you wrote a few years ago.

http://phxdp.blogspot.se/2008/10/rosson-house.html

Kathy said...

Some of my research on early-day Phoenix revealed that there were once many of these fine homes in Phoenix but few of them remain. This is one of my favorites.

Karl Demetz said...

Hi Sharon, you published your first photo of this house on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, but this picture is much much better!
Compare here: http://phxdp.blogspot.it/search?q=Rosson

Kate said...

This probably is a favorite of many people. Great trim color and looks very well-maintained. I think that I'll have to see if I can figure out how to locate former posts, too. Haven't tried it yet. Back to the house: I'd love to have a writing room in that top turret, air conditioned, of course.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The palm trees look out of place for an old Victorian house.

JM said...

Just gorgeous! You are right, this is not the kind of architecture I would expect finding next to palm trees.

Randy said...

Maybe in the old days. I love the interior too.

Judy said...

I agree, the palms look odd next to this house. I see a room for a princess up there on top. Can you imagine how hot it got up there in the summer of 1895 with no air conditioning.

Teresa said...

Certainly not stucco and clay roof tiles!
beautiful architecture! you are right, not very commonplace in Phoenix.

Susie of Arabia said...

I just Googled it and the old post came up on the first screen. But I see Steff beat me to it! Hopefully my computer woes are behind me now and you'll be seeing more of me!!! Oh - it's a lovely house. I'd love to see what it looks like inside.

Magpie said...

I love this house! I agree with Judy on the heat in the upper floor in the summer. I would love to walk around that upper floor, though, with all those nooks and crannies it appears to have.

RedPat said...

No if you dropped me outside there i wouldn't think I was in Phoenix! Gorgeous.

glenda said...

Very cool!

llandudnopictures said...

It looks amazing, and looks like it should be set at the end of a long winding driveway, possibly on top of a hill!

Regina K said...

It does look a bit unique for Phoenix, but the palm trees also look out of place with the house and provide some of that Phoenix air.