Sunday, January 15, 2006

Meehan/Gaar House

Built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is an unusual example of the Colonial Revival influence executed in adobe. The house is significant for its association with two of Casa Grande's well-known citizens: (1) Tom J. Meehan who built the house and owned Gilt Edge Saloon and served on the Casa Grande Board of Trade and (2) Fanne Gaar who served on the City Council and was the first woman to be elected mayor of an Arizona city. The house is currently in a state of disrepair with deteriorating veranda, roofing, and adobe walls. (Photo source: Marge Jantz.)

August 2007 Update: Local interest has picked up in finding solutions to the protection of this site.