Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Tovrea Castle Fireplace

Caption: The downstairs fireplace features a beautiful plaster of Paris medallion of a "flapper".

 

Perched atop a cactus-covered hill in east-central Phoenix, Tovrea (pronounced TOE-vree) Castle at Carraro Heights has intrigued generations of Valley residents. The restoration of the castle and surrounding cactus garden has been named Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Centennial Commission in honor of the state's 100th Anniversary and Tovrea's historic place in Arizona lore. The castle and surrounding 44 acres are now owned by the City of Phoenix.  

Thanks to an innovative partnership with the non-profit Tovrea Carraro Society history buffs can join public tours.


Tovrea Castle was listed on City Historic Property Registry in 1990 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The castle is located at 5041 E. Van Buren St., nestled between the city's Papago Park to the east and Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park to the west. 

 


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