10 August 2010

Tucson's exclusive men's club ~ The Owl

This magnificent building once housed an exclusive club for Tucson's bachelors ~ the Owl Club. You can see the mascot owl in the facade's porthole. Built in 1901 the club was active for decades. Eventually, the building fell into terrible disrepair and the story of its renovation is incredible: http://www.rwboucher.com/Portfolio02/index.html


Next stop: For the last stop on this downtown tour I'm taking you to a very unusual point of interest ~ guaranteed to not be on any other walking tour you might take! The Owl Club and the Steinfeld Mansion both flank Franklin. Walk west on Franklin to Granada. Stop at 372 West Franklin. See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I took several photos of this place when I was there last month. I even walked behind it and I wondered what used to be here. I was especially taken with those long rain spouts along the roofline. This is such a gorgeous building. Thanks for the link. I can't wait for tomorrow's stop on this walking tour.