- The Riordan Mansion (actually two adjoining mansions) was built in 1904 for Timothy and Michael Riordan. The Riordan brothers owned the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company, Flagstaff's leading logging enterprise. A tour through the brother's massive 13,000 square foot home provides insight into the life of the wealthy frontier family in the early 1900's. Its rustic exterior, perhaps Arizona's finest example of Craftsman style architecture, is a striking contrast to its opulent interior of hand-crafted furniture and period antiques. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Riordan State Historic Park
In addition to the mansion, the park offers a visitor center, a six acre wooded area, picnic tables and handicapped accessible restrooms.
Recreation - Recreational opportunities offered by this 6 acre site relate to the historical building and surrounding landscape. Additionally a picnic area has been provided. Visitors can arrange special events or private functions at the park.
Climate - Flagstaff has a high elevation of 6,900 feet and as such does not experience the harsh desert climate of low elevation sites. During the summer months visitors can still expect warm temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms possible especially in July and August. Daytime high temperatures can exceed 85 degrees. Winter cool to cold temperatures with frequent snow. Fall and spring are transitional periods and can be nice times to visit this region. Be prepared for cool temperatures at higher elevations and dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying climates.
Riordan State Park is located in the city of Flagstaff in northern Arizona. The park sits in the heart of Flagstaff on Riordan Ranch Street off Highway 57.