NileGuide Expert Says:
The Riordans were the owners of lumber company early on in Flagstaff history. Learn about family history and see living conditions of them and their in-house help. Mansion built at the time when Flagstaff was a timber industry town.
409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
State budget restrictions have reduced the number of hours this state park is open. Currently, the mansion is open Thursday-Monday, and closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check the Arizona state parks website for more information.
Get a glimpse of Flagstaff
's logging town past with a visit to Riordan State Historic Park, located near the Northern Arizona University campus. Lumber baron brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan built the mansion in 1904, which was designed by Charles Whittlesley, also famous for building the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon. The 13,300 square foot mansion contains 40 rooms of log-and-stone, many of which are furnished with Gustav Stickley furniture, known as the father of the American Arts and Crafts design movement. One of the most whimsical objects you'll see in the house are the "Paul Bunyan" shoes--a two-foot long pair of boots that Timothy Riordan built in his workshop. Everything in the mansion is original, making this a goldmine for history buffs everywhere.