Victorian houses in Phoenix - 2 (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
In Phoenix, other Victorian style houses are preserved. In spite of the same style, the range of the design is broad and Arizona-likeness different from East Coast and West Coast is often added.
A house that Arizona-likeness is characteristic is the Patterson House. In 1892, it was designed by a local architect, James Creigton, for Niels Paterson who succeeded as a farm owner and a businessman. Creigton also designed the main building of University of Arizona and the courthouse in Florence, Arizona. He would be an architect who represented Phoenix those days.
The thing which I got into eyes first was a prickly pear cactus in a front garden. The garden where plants including cacti are sparsely on a dry ground is as if a desert landscape had invaded.
An air of the house is similar to the garden. It is not nervous to a detail and generous or somewhat rough, that is, Arizona style.
The cross type plan follows the original Victorian style. However, the roof is the combination of simple gable roofs, and a metal work is substituted to a big wooden one which hollowed out a plate. Various ornaments on the top part must have been a consideration to the Victorian style which regarded the top part as an important element. But delicacy fades and rustic patterns make image the nature and the indigenous people of Arizona. The architect would been interested in the local culture ?
The one storied porch on the west side which air was a little different. It was said to be renovated from the Victorian style into the actual style in 1930.
Within the walking distance of downtown Phoenix.
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Hotel San Carlos
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenicia
アメリカの住宅生産（戸谷英世著, 住まいの図書館出版局, 1998）
アメリカンホームの文化史（奥出直人著, 住まいの図書館出版局, 1988）
National Resister of Historic Places
Peterson House Museum
Pioneers' Cemetery Association -Smurtwait House
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