You’ve seen the Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights (you may not know what you saw, but you’ve seen it). Surrounded by an impressive cactus garden, the Tovrea Castle sits just off the 202 in Phoenix…. Yep, now you know what we’re talking about!
After undergoing a renovation both inside and out, the Tovrea Carraro Society is now looking for docents to lead public tours, operate the gift shop and serve as greeters. The fall docent training class will be held on September 15 and 22, 2012.
To learn more about the opportunity or to sign up for the September class, contact 602-256-3221 before September 7.
(If the timing doesn’t work out, don’t fret: Additional classes will be held in October and November).
The Tovrea Castle was built by Alessio Carraro as a hotel that would be the centerpiece of a luxury housing development. When the Great Depression killed this dream, the castle was purchased by the cattle and meatpacking baron EA Tovrea and his wife Della. The castle would remain in the Tovrea family until late 1980s. The castle has been named a Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Centennial Commission and is now owned by the City of Phoenix.