Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Inside the Wrigley Mansion
At one corner of the lobby area is this small "telephone" room were guests of the Wrigley's could make telephone calls if needed. I love that old switchboard.
I hate to admit it but I actually operated one very similar to this on my very first job.
I loved these peacock lamps on a table in the long hallway.
Last but certainly not least is this Steinway "player" piano. It's one of only two remaining anywhere. It's been said that Geordie Hormel (heir of the Hormel meats family) bought the mansion because he loved and wanted this piano. He actually saved the mansion from demolition back in 1992. I can't imagine demolishing such a wonderful piece of Arizona history so I'm glad Geordie saved it. In his will, he left instructions that the piano had to stay with the house.