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In 1892, Mr. Petersen built a spacious two-story Queen Anne Victorian house on his ranch. It was one of the most elegant homes in the Salt River Valley. The building shows its original 1890s appearance, as well as changes that were made in a 1930 remodeling.

The interior features gold-leaf picture railings and hand-stenciled wallpaper borders, and all rooms are furnished to recreate the setting of the past.

The Petersen House was donated to the City of Tempe in 1979. The Petersen House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tours of the house highlight lifestyles during the territorial period and the Great Depression era.

The Peterson House Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Location: 1414 West Southern Ave, Tempe Arizona 85282 Telephone 602-350-5151 Fax 602-350-5150

Other History nearby:
(Glendale) American Museum of Nursing
(New River) Archaeological Adventures of Arizona
(Chandler) Arizona Railway Museum
(Phoenix) Arizona State Capitol Museum
(Mesa) Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
(Coolidge) Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

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