Historic Properties

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This page is a collection of information about important Arts & Crafts buildings and properties. If you would like to submit information, please send it to: info@arts-crafts.com.

Arizona Biltmore Hotel
The resort was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate, who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright from 1907 - 1909 in Chicago.

The Boettcher Mansion
Built in 1917, Golden, CO. This grand estate served as the hunting lodge and summer home of Charles Boettcher, famous Colorado Entrepreneur. The mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bothwell Lodge
Castle-like building constructed between 1897 and 1928 for a prominent Sedalia, MO lawyer, John Homer Bothwell.

Charnley-Persky House Museum
One of the few major residential commissions realized by Louis Sullivan, who is considered one of the most important American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1995, Chicago philanthropist Seymour Persky donated funds to the Society of Architectural Historians with which to purchase the house, and the Society moved their headquarters into the house in July of that year.

Craftsman Farms
Craftsman Farms is located in Parsippany, just north of Morristown. This National Historic Landmark is the former home of Gustav Stickley, a leading figure in the American Arts & Crafts Movement from 1900 to 1915. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is open for tours April 1st through November 15th and the first three weekends in December. The grounds are open from dawn till dusk.

The Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum
In The ScheideMantel House
363 Oakwood Avenue, East Aurora, New York

The Gamble House
The David B. Gamble house, constructed in 1908, is the internationally recognized masterpiece of the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts Movement in America.

Marston House
An Arts and Crafts mansion built in 1905 for George Marston. A prominent San Diegan and the founder and first president of the San Diego Historical Society.
3525 Seventh Ave., Balboa Park
(619) 298-3142
Hours of Operation:
Fri, Sat, Sun- Guided Tours Only
10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
(There is no tour at 12 noon.)

National Park Lodges
Concessioners, private individuals, and the National Park Service constructed a variety of buildings in park areas over the past 110 years. Includes Photos and a chronology of the most significant properties from 1876 to 1968.

Richard Nixon Birthplace
Built in 1912 by Frank Nixon as a home for his family on his citrus ranch, this Double Front-gabled style was just making its appearance in 1912, and would have been considered very modern at the time.

Pewabic Pottery
Founded in 1903 during the height of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America, Pewabic Pottery is today a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Arts & Crafts ideals while advancing contemporary ceramic arts through its full curriculum of educational programs, its support of individual artists, outreach to various communities, and leadership in the exhibition of contemporary and historic collections and archiving of scholarly research.

Read Jeffrey Green's marvelous paper on Mary Chase Perry and the Pewabic Pottery (PDF, 2.5MB).

Pleasant Home Mansion
Pleasant Home is an architectural treasure designed in 1897 by noted Prairie Style architect George W. Maher for investment banker and philanthropist John W. Farson.
Pleasant Home is one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of the Prairie School of architecture. Pleasant Home is a National Historic Landmark. Phone: (708) 383-2654

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
This duplex-style, 40-room 13,000 square foot log mansion was constructed in 1904 by two brothers who were reportedly the leading timber barons of the Flagstaff region.

Additional Links:
Flagstaff History for Kids: Cline Library
Riordan Mansion: A link to the past with one family's history, an article from The Lumberjack, February 6, 2002

T.S. Stribling Museum
Restored by the Tennessee Historical Foundation, through a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). A 1924 Craftsman Bungalow style house built by T.L. Kloss, a local business man, and later the retirement home of 1933 Pulitzer Prize winner and author, T.S.Stribling, a Clifton native. Stribling married Lou Ella Kloss, the builder's daughter. The restored house is now the T.S. Stribling Museum and houses the Clifton Public Library. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in the historic district of Clifton, TN.

The site is open Tuesday-Friday, 11:30-6:30pm. Guided tours can be arranged by contacting: Wanda Johnston
Email: Johnstonw@K12tn.net Tel: (931) 676-3188

Billy Sunday Home
The Billy Sunday Home houses the personal belongings of Billy Sunday, a professional baseball player turned evangelist. The Sunday family home, named Mount Hood, is a California style bungalow. Its style was in obvious contrast to the highly ornamented Victorian homes of the late nineteenth century. The owner made the statement, "Here reside people more important than belongings."

Visit the restored Billy Sunday Home, Winona Lake, Indiana. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm (last tour at 4pm). Call 574.268.0660 for more information.

Timberline Lodge
Mount Hood, Oregon
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978, the lodge is the only 20th century public building constructed entirely by hand. Built in 1936-1938 by men and women hired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression, it contains original craft work in wood, wrought iron, weaving, painting mosaic, and stained glass.

Frank Lloyd Wright Sites
A comprehensive list of Frank Lloyd Wright properties.

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