Sandra Day O'Connor House on National Register of Historic Places

Sandra Day O'Connor House
Sandra Day O'Connor House | Photo courtesy of City of Tempe.

The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office has announced that the Sandra Day O'Connor House in Tempe is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The register is the nation's list of properties considered worthy or preservation.

“The Arizona SHPO is proud to have collaborated with Justice O’Connor’s friends and colleagues as well as the O’Connor Institute to ensure national recognition of this legacy resource,” Arizona State Historic Preservation Officer Kathryn Leonard said in a statement.

The Sandra Day O'Connor House was built in 1958 and was originally in Paradise Valley. Justice O'Connor lived there from 1958 until 1981 when she was named to the Supreme Court. The home holds plenty of history as it was where O'Connor spent the years of her life while making the ascent in the judicial field.

The house was relocated to Papago Park in 2009 and had some rehabilitation done on the property. Now it is the home of the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

“Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is an inspiration to so many Arizonans,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “The O’Connor House was her home for decades as she shattered glass ceilings and blazed a trail for others to follow. With this designation, this important piece of Arizona history will be protected for generations to come.”

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