AKA: George Babbitt home, 1904 Flagstaff, Arizona

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Whittlesey, Charles F., Architect (firm); Charles Frederick Whittlesey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1905, demolished 1960

3 stories

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Northeast Hill, Flagstaff, AZ


This 22-room, three-story mansion had an informal, Arts-and-Crafts aesthetic appropriate to the West in 1905. It was erected for George Babbitt, Sr., President of the Babbitt Brothers Trading Company, a partnership of four brothers that controlled a number of businesses in Northern AZ. This house was located in the Cherry Hill neighborhood northeast of Downtown Flagstaff.

Building History

In 1910, George J., Sr., (born 08/11/1860 in Pittsfield, MA-d. 03/24/1920 in Flagstaff, AZ) and Philomena Elizabeth Wessel Babbitt (b. 01/21/1864 in Cincinnati, OH-d. 07/27/1948 in Flagstaff, AZ) lived in this large Craftsman house with their five children: Bertrand (born c. 1889 in AZ), Marguerite (born c. 1893 in AZ), Herbert (born c. 1895 in AZ), George, Jr., (born 1899 in AZ) and Eunice (born c. 1905 in AZ). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona; Roll: T624_39; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 0024; FHL microfilm: 1374052, accessed 07/10/2018.)

Building Notes

The Babbitt House was located in the vicinity of North Agassiz, East Cherry, East Elm and North San Francisco Streets in Flagstaff.


The Babbitt House burned in a fire on the night of 05/20/1960.

PCAD id: 22176