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Tempe's Eisendrath House to open doors for fundraiser

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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:00 pm

History buffs will have a rare chance to see the normally boarded-up Eisendrath House on Oct. 22, when the pink adobe home's doors will open for a fundraiser to restore the property.

The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include barbecue, blues music and an auction. Tickets are $100 and are available at (480) 345-2392 or at www.tempehpf.com.

Tempe is working to raise the final $1 million of a planned $3 million restoration project for the historic home, which is next to the Arizona Historical Society Museum at College Avenue and Curry Road. Rose Eisendrath built the house as a winter retreat in the 1930s after being turned away from resorts because she was Jewish.

The pink adobe home has been owned by the city and empty for about 10 years and needs extensive work to prevent being destroyed by adobe melt. The city plans to use the restored house as a center for environmental and conservation issues.

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