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Loma Linda Lodge

Famous Historic Mansion Property

Welcome to the Walter Douglas House.

The Walter Douglas House was built in 1907 by renowned architect Henry C. Trost. The home was designed to be the private residence of Mr. Douglas, a civil engineer who was to head the worlds largest copper mine in Bisbee, Arizona.

It is said that Walter Douglas himself never lived in the home, although other members of his family did occupy the mansion for brief periods of time.

The home consists of some 42 rooms including a five room master suite, twelve bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a third floor billiards room, and a two bedroom one bathroom guest apartment with full kitchen and living room off the main floor with its own private entrance.

The house is constructed of reinforced concrete exterior walls which likely accounts for its sustained structural integrity and commanding presence. Some of the outstanding features of this home include the beautiful Gustav Stickley commissioned library complete with the original nine piece furniture set.

Also worth noting is the Grueby ceramic tile fireplace facing and hearths on the six fireplaces throughout the home.

The home, which is situated on almost two acres, also features some of the most beautiful unobstructed views of the Sierra Madre mountains to the south in Mexico.

There is a large swimming pool and private entertainment patio at the back of the house, which is protected by the house and the hill behind the house. The hill was constructed by Phelps Dodge during the excavation of the Lavender Pit and is comprised of copper ore. It has been estimated that there are several hundred thousand tons of ore in the hill.

Over the past 98 years the Walter Douglas House has lived many lives; the "Copper King's" mansion, the Loma Linda Lodge, a health clinic retreat, an apartment complex, and then once again, a private family home.

"What a surprise to see my original home on your listings. My grandfather, Allen Fergen, ran the Lodge in the late 1930's -- into the 40's -- I grew up in that beautiful home. Several years ago I presented the then owners, with framed pictures of those early days. They are still there -- on the top floor, in the game room. I live in Tucson and take every opportunity I can to get to Bisbee (I was born there) and go by the old homestead. I only hope that whoever purchases that beautiful place will treat it with the love and respect it deserves -- it is a national Treasure."

Thanks -- Joan Cunningham

It has ... 48 total rooms ... 2 acres.
Historical and one of the most famous homes in all of Southern Arizona.
It is listed for a simple sale at $2 million.
Historic Homes Registry
Selects Loma Linda
Featured Property

Historical Site Registration:

Walter Douglas House
(added 2000 - Building - #00001125)
Also known as "Loma Linda"
201 Cole Avenue
Bisbee, Arizona

Historic Significance: Event, Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Trost, Henry C.
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman
Historic Person: Douglas, Walter
Significant Year: 1908
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

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