2019 VIP Cocktail Party at Cross Creek Farm
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation for our Spring 2019 Cocktail Party on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Veronica Hughart designed Cross Creek Farm.
Perched on the bank of the Sabino Creek, Cross Creek Farm, designed in the 1960s, by noted architectural designer Veronica Hughart, is one of the last great examples of 20th century Mexican Colonial revival architecture and includes hand carved doors and woodwork by Charles Bolsius and original architectural painting. The property has an exceptional level of Architectural integrity.
Architectural designer "Veronica" Barry Hughart (1907-1977) was born in Idaho to Ernest Zimmerman Barry and Annie Lee Frazelle. She attended school in North Carolina and lived in Illinois and Connecticut. In 1931 she married John Harding Page and moved to a ranch near Willcox, Arizona in 1943 after her husband's death. She purchased and operated the H Cross guest ranch near Bonita, Arizona before moving to Tucson in 1951. In 1954 Hughart purchased a three room adobe shell on Fort Lowell Road. With the help of her twin sons Peter and author Barry Hughart she transformed the structure into what was called by the Arizona Daily Star in 1957 “a small house of unusual charm, conveniently compact while suggesting spaciousness.” Hughart was an unabashed enthusiast about Arizona-Sonoran indigenous architecture and building materials. In the early 1950s, she wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column called “What A Women Thinks.” She studied architecture and designed or remodeled more than 30 Tucson houses between 1954 and her death. Hughart died in Tucson, Arizona in 1977.
The Cross Creek Farm is one of Hughart’s most outstanding surviving projects.
ACCESSIBILITY. Because Cross Creek Farm is private historic home, there are irregular surfaces, a dirt driveway, steps and narrow doorways. As a result, access for the disabled is limited. Our volunteers will be as accommodating as possible and offer assistance, but the property is not fully wheelchair accessible. Access to the home may require a traverse of a long driveway and steps.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS. All sales are final and no refunds for any reason. One check in per ticket, tickets are transferable. No interior photography is allowed.
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