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Rosson House Museum, Phoenix: 2 reviews and 5 photos

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It was built by Dr. Rosson in 1895 for $7525; a lot of money back then in order to have a grand Victorian home in the first outlying suburb of the town of Phoenix, located further to the west. It ended up that Rosson sold off other lots, and a community was formed with streets to boot. He became mayor of Phoenix due to influence and prestige of the house. The house has ten rooms with 5 fireplaces. It was one of the first to have electric lights, running water inside, bathrooms. The site today has changed little since the look during its original use, even though it was used as apartments for a while, and the area became totally run down until revival in 1970's. It was purchased by the city in 1974, and it took many dollars; like $2 million and 5 years to bring back to restoration into original state.
The house is open for public tours Wednesday through Saturday from 10-4, and Sunday 12-4. Price is $7.50 adult, and $6 seniors.

Address: 115 N. 6th St
Directions: In middle of Heritage Square by 7th & Washington St.
othercontact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros
Phone: +1 602-262-5070
Website: http://www.rossonhousemuseum.org/about/

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2010
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