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Tovrea Carraro Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2010, located in Phoenix, AZ. Our mission is to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining and restoring its historic structures, gardens and grounds, in partnership with the City of Phoenix. We're proud of our association with the City, and equally proud to make the Castle available to the public through our scheduled tours and other programs. To learn more, link to our website at www.tovreacastletours.com
Tovrea Castle, the wedding cake shaped Castle that is located on 44 acres near Van Buren and Highway 202, was originally built by Alessio Carraro as a hotel that would be the centerpiece of a luxury housing development.
When the Depression ended this dream, the Castle was purchased by the prominent meatpacking baron, EA Tovrea, and his wife, Della.
The Castle would remain in the Tovrea family until the late 1980’s when the citizens of the City of Phoenix passed the first of 3 bond issues to purchase this much loved landmark.
This Jewel in the Sonoran Desert has been the source of both legend and mystery for several generations of Phoenicians, is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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