Rosson House Museum – Phoenix, Arizona
One of the things that most people don’t believe is available in Phoenix is a true Victorian house from 1885. Here the Rosson House will show you that there really is that type of history in the area. The house is fully restored and provides tours for the public to enjoy.
The Rosson House is in the Historic Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. This area is comprised of buildings that date from the late 1800′s to the early 1900′s. Today the area is part of Phoenix’s Cooper Square area.
Inside the museum you will see such things as the cylinder records which played for an unprecidented 2 minutes of entertainment. You could buy the cylinders with music or even vaudeville shows. You will be able to learn about and see the films of the day which usually lasted about 1 minute with railroads, firemen or panaramic views from a train. Some actually lasted almost 8 minutes long!!
You will be able to learn the history of popcorn. Every movie must have popcorn, but do you know why this craze began?
Location: Northwest corner 6th Street & Monroe (1blk. south of Van Buren & 7th St.) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. A public parking garage is conveniently located at 5th St. & Monroe (please bring your parking garage ticket with you to be validated for a reduced parking fee.