If you’re a history buff, you’ll love living in DC Ranch – it puts you amid some of the most historical sites in the state of Arizona.
7 Can’t-Miss Historical Landmarks Near DC Ranch
Some of these landmarks are a bit off the beaten path, and some are farther than others – but they’re all great places to see if you’re a history nut living in DC Ranch:
- Old Adobe Mission
- Taliesin West
- Tovrea Castle
- Elias-Rodriguez House
- Pueblo Grande Museum
- Hayden Flour Mill
- Francis Quarles Story Neighborhood
Here’s a closer look at each.
Old Adobe Mission
The Old Adobe Mission at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is the oldest mission in the area. Built by hand in the early 1900s, this Old Town Scottsdale gem is a must-see. Featuring more than 14,000 adobe bricks that weigh 50 pounds each, as well as stained glass windows that were discarded from St. Augustine’s Cathedral in Tucson, this beautiful mission is still active today.
Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was once the home of notable architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Established in 1937, this beautiful home was guilt and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, which makes it one of the most personal of all his creations.
Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights was built between 1928 and 1930 by Alessio Carraro. His vision: a desert resort community featuring a hotel and a spectacular cactus garden. The city of Phoenix owns Tovrea Castle today, and it’s open for tours.
The Elias-Rodriguez House in Tempe was built in about 1882, and it’s one of the oldest remaining houses that was built in the area. The home has retained quite a bit of its architectural integrity over the years, and the city of Tempe maintains it. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places, as well.
Pueblo Grande Archaeological Park
The Pueblo Grande Archaeological Park and Museum in the city of Phoenix houses some of the most spectacular specimens of ancient Native American artifacts in the world. It’s home to the Hohokam Expressway Collection, the Phoenix Chinatown Collection, and the Salt River Stratigraphic Survey Collection, as well as the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administrative Excavation Collections.
Hayden Flour Mill
The Hayden Flour Mill is the oldest cast-in-place, reinforced building in Tempe. The original mill started production in 1874, and while you’re there, you can look through the ground-floor windows to see the equipment early millworkers used. You can also tour the area around the mill.
Francis Quarles Story Neighborhood
The Frances Quarles Story Neighborhood is in the center of Phoenix, and many of the homes there are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Featuring more than 600 homes that were constructed between the late 1920s to the late 1940s, you’ll see a variety of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial Revival, English Tudor, Craftsman Bungalows and more.
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