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Faraway Ranch, Erickson-Riggs Ranch House, State Highway 181, Willcox, Cochise County, AZ



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Location
State Highway 181, Willcox vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AZ-139-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N325).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1897 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1915 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1924 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Significance: The Erickson-Riggs Ranch House is significant to the history of southeastern Arizona in several respects. The older parts of the house recall the early settlement period of Bonita Canyon and of the nearby Sulphur Springs Valley. In its present form the house was the center of successful efforts in the early 1920s to secure designation of the neighboring "Wonderland of Rocks" as Chiricahua National Monument. With few alterations since the 1920s, the ranch house illustrates the domestic environment of a major Arizona ranching family of the early- to mid-twentieth century. For fifty years the ranch house was also the headquarters of one of the leading guest ("dude") ranches in the region. Architecturally, the ranch house represents an unusual mixture of vernacular construction methods and materials and building techniques, materials, and architectural details imported from the eastern United States.

Subjects
Agriculture
Cattle Industry
Ranch Houses


Related Names
Erickson, Neil
Riggs, Lillian
Erickson, Emma Peterson
Riggs, Ed
Ingle, David
Erickson, John
Frear, Richard, Photographer
LaFond, Michael A., Delineator
Cardozo, Russell Wilcox, Delineator
Andrews, Deborah, Delineator
Glass, James A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH FRONT LOOKING NORTH
2. SOUTH FRONT SEEN FROM INSIDE FRONT YARD LOOKING NORTH
3. WEST SIDE LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. DETAIL CLOSEUP OF SOUTHWEST PORCHES
5. SOUTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. EAST SIDE LOOKING WEST
7. DETAIL OF GARFIELD FIREPLACE LOOKING SOUTH
8. DETAIL CLOSE-UP OF NORTHEAST CORNER
9. NORTH BACK AND WEST SIDE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
10. FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH FROM SOUTH ENTRANCE THROUGH LIVING AND FAMILY DINING ROOM
11. FIRST FLOOR DETAIL, COLUMNAR SCREEN BETWEEN LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY DINING ROOM
12. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL, LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE
13. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL, LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE
14. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL OF CABINETRY, FAMILY DINING ROOM
15. FIRST FLOOR, KITCHEN SEEN FROM EAST END
16. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH WALL OF CELLAR
17. FIRST FLOOR, GUEST DINING ROOM, LOOKING WEST
18. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL OF FIREPLACE IN GUEST DINING ROOM
19. FIRST FLOOR, DOOR WITH ETCHED GLASS LIGHT
20. FIRST FLOOR, VIEW OF STAIRWAY FROM DINING ROOM
21. SECOND FLOOR, VIEW OF STAIRWAY FROM STAIR HALL
22. SECOND FLOOR, STAIRWAY BALUSTRADE, LOOKING NORTH
23. SECOND FLOOR, BOARD AND BATTEN WALL OF VESTIBULE IN NORTH ENCLOSED PORCH
25. SECOND FLOOR, BOARD AND BATTEN SOUTH WALL OF LILLIAN RIGGS'S OFFICE
26. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHWEST BEDROOM
27. SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING NORTH ALONG 1915 CORRIDOR TOWARD STAIR HALL
28. SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTH ALONG 1915 CORRIDOR TOWARD SOUTH WINDOW
29. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTH AND WEST WALLS OF THE 'PINK ROOM'
30. SECOND FLOOR, NORTH AND EAST WALLS OF 'PINK ROOM'
31. SECOND FLOOR, NORTH AND EAST WALLS OF THE RIGGS'S BEDROOM
32. SECOND FLOOR, WEST, NORTH, AND EAST WALLS OF ERICKSON'S FIRST OFFICE
33. ATTIC, LOOKING WEST FROM EAST END
34. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Western Archeological and Conservation Center, (WACC), Tuscon, Arizona), photographer unknown, c.1910 MAIN HOUSE
35. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1915 FARAWAY RANCH AS COMPLETED WITH ADOBE BRICK WALLS AND WOOD SHINGLE ROOF
36. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, c.1915 EMMA ERICKSON AND MRS. COLLINS ON BALCONY OF RANCH HOUSE
37. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1930 VIEW OF MAIN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST
38. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC) photographer unknown, c.1930 'GARFIELD' FIREPLACE AND PART OF NORTH BACK WALL
39. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, c.1930's GUEST DINING ROOM WITH TABLE LAID FOR GUESTS
40. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, 1935 RANCH HOUSE
41. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, 1935 NEIL ERICKSON IN FRONT OF 'GARFIELD' FIREPLACE/CHIMNEY (NOTE: REAR PORCH IS ENCLOSED)
42. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, 1942 RANCH HOUSE
43. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, 1950 RANCH HOUSE
44. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of WACC), photographer unknown, undated RANCH HOUSE
45. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, undated RANCH HOUSE
46. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument), photographer unknown, undated RANCH HOUSE
47. Photocopy of negative (original in possession of Chiricahua National Monument) photographer unknown, undated RANCH HOUSE AND ORCHARD IN SNOW


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