This historic property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built by former Tucson mayor, Levi Howell Manning, who served one term a mayor from 1905-1907. Today is the headquarters for El Rio Community Health Center, the state's largest such organization. Manning constructed the building in 1908, using his large fortune to pay for it. It is historic for its association with Manning and its architecture. In terms of the latter, the house's design is a combination of Spanish, Colonial, Italian Renaissance, and Prairie styles. The house, which sits on 10 acres, also featured gardens. Manning hosted many festivities including an annual garden party.
Backstory and Context
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Wilson, Marjorie. "Levi H. Manning House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. July 27, 1979. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/02e63ea3-418c-4b8d-b76d-255ebc653e57.