Sunday, January 31, 2010
I have admired the Castle Apartments at 721 E Adams, on the northwest corner of Euclid, for two decades. Built in 1906 as a hospital, this grande dame of the desert has seen numerous incarnations as a nursing home, convent, and most recently, apartments.
I have always wanted to get inside, and today I did. My newest clients are Zack and Amy Busch, the property managers of the Castle. The building has been in their family since 1998, and it is looking a lot spiffier these days than it did when I first saw it as a grad student.
I was delighted by the lobby, with its suit of armor, saltillo floors, stained glass window, gargoyles, stenciling and medieval banners. The massive wooden arches are everywhere, including in the apartments.
Most of the apartments are long term rentals, but Zack is turning a few into short term for U of A visitors, snow birds, gem show fans and anyone else who wants a unique lodging experience in the center of Tucson.
Check out their web site here for lots more photos.