Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Inside the Wrigley Mansion


Inside the main entrance to the Wrigley Mansion is this wonderful room with the curved stairway and the gorgeous wood ceiling. This is where you check in to be seated for dinner.





























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.

11 comments:

Christine said...

I'm sighing in relief that Geordie saved this wonderful place too!
It has a baronial look about it & that ceiling is just fantastic!

Thérèse said...

What an exquisite place!

biebkriebels said...

That urge to demolish everything old is so stupid. Glad the mansion was saved, it looks so beautiful. They have to cherish the past, those mansions are so precious. That telephone board is so funny to see. Many women did that job in those times, you must not be ashamed :)

Steve Reed said...

I love those peacock lamps, too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my goodness how gorgeous is this Sharon. What an entrance! The ceiling is incroyably, but oh my, the peacock lamps are fabulous, I might have been tempted to tuck one under my arm on the way out 😀

William Kendall said...

That ceiling is magnificent!

Lowell said...

What an incredible place, from the floor to the ceiling; from the switchboard to the piano! Looks like lots of stuff here from my youth. This is why I probably wouldn't eat there (nothing to do with cost, you understand); all these things are antiques which make me an antique. I know that's true, I just don't want to be reminded of it when I'm out for dinner! :))

RedPat said...

What a fabulous place, Sharon! I imagine the food must have been good too!

Judy Ryer said...

These old buildings deserve a second chance. Lovely!

bill burke said...

I love those peacock lamps, they are beautiful and unique.

Jack said...

Your composition of the ceiling is perfect! What a place.