RESOURCE: The Ellis-Shackelford House

Presented by:
Arizona Humanities
Subject: History, Other Audience: All, Other

Are you looking for a unique space to host your next event? The Ellis-Shackelford House has been home to Arizona Humanities for 30 years, and they now have the opportunity to share the space with the community. Built in 1917, and completely restored in 2013, the last original structure of Central America’s Millionaire’s Row offers a unique space for meetings and receptions. Facility rental is available for businesses, corporations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations.

This year is also the 100 year celebration of the Ellis-Shackelford House (1917-2017) and to commemorate the occasion the council hosted a special presentation by Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, on historic homes. His presentation was titled, “The House is a Heart: Why Historic Homes Matter” and he discussed the role that historic homes and other historic structures play in the community, using the Ellis-Shackelford House (Phoenix) and Taliesin West (Scottsdale) as examples of how understanding these places – and preserving them – gives a human dimension to the forces that shape communities, both historically and in the future. The event took place on August 24, 2017.