Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sahuaro Ranch Residence
"The residence on the Ranch is not a characteristic Arizona farm houses, as it contains thirteen bedrooms, eight of which are equipped with baths. The house rambles over considerable territory and, in the summer, the lawn is a wonder of roses."
The Arizona Graphic, 1899
The rambling ranch house described by the reporter was actually two buildings separated by a courtyard. The Main House, on the right, was built in 1895. Until 1898, it served as the residence for the Ranch's superintendent.
When the Guest House was built in 1898, the two buildings were used as a winter home for the ranch owner's family and friends. The Guest House, described as a "mansion" was originally intended to be an extension of the Main House. It contained only bedrooms and bathrooms.
The first roses were planted at Sahuaro Ranch in 1890. By 1910, there were over 1,000 rose bushes covering nearly an acre of ground in front of the Ranch. Most of the date palms located around the Main House were planted as seedlings in 1891. The palms were among the first grown in the Salt River Valley and have been bearing fruit since 1897.
The porches were restored in 2003 with a grant from the Arizona Historic Preservation Fund and the city of Glendale. The Main House porch dates from 1895 and the Guest House Porch was
Dedicated September 2004
Erected 2004 by Arizona State Parks Board, City of Glendale, and Sahuaro Ranch Foundation.
Location. 33° 34.525′ N, 112° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Touch for map. Marker is at the rear of the Main House, at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9802 North 59th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85302, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water & Power (a few steps from this marker); Main House and Guest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Sahuaro Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Foreman's House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fruit Packing Shed (about 400 feet away); Orchards (about 400 feet away); Irrigation (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
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Also see . . . History of Sahuaro Ranch Park. (Submitted on March 3, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.