Riordan Mansion is a proud symbol of Flagstaff’s rich history and unique past. The magnificent home nestled within Riordan Mansion State Historic Park is recognized as showcasing some of the earliest examples of Stickley Furniture, known for it’s hard finished solid wood.
The community is invited to see the original family belongings and their quaint, distinctive furniture at a special tour this Sunday morning (July 9) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Second Sunday Special Tour: Room by Room will highlight Caroline and Timothy Riordan’s preferred chairs, and discuss how the Stickley brothers achieved such success in a competitive home furniture market.
The five Stickley family brothers – Gustav, Albert, Charles, Leopold and John George- started making furniture in the 1870s, establishing an empire of exquisite wooden furniture that still exists today. Tour participants will have the chance to view five very rare pieces within the Riordan home, all of which boast a stunning metal inlay embellishment designed by Gustav Stickley’s designer Harvey Ellis.
The tour is a great option for residents and visitors alike, and it is recommended for anyone ages twelve and older. Tickets cost $12 per person and reservations are required. For more information, please visit the official event page and call 928-779-4395 to reserve a spot on the tour.
Riordan Mansion is a 13,000 square foot home built by Michael and Timothy Riordan in 1904. It sits on 5 acres of land in the beautiful Flagstaff environment.