By Laura Gómez | Arizona Republic
The home of a Goodyear tire executive who helped put the West Valley on the map is slated to become a destination, with plans to turn the 93-year-old estate into a museum and event space.
Paul Litchfield, who led Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in the early half of the 20th century, spent his winter months at La Loma Homestead. He built the Spanish Southwestern-style home on a hill northwest of Camelback and Litchfield roads.
The Litchfield Park Historical Society is leading the project, which is still in its conceptual design stage and is expected to cost about $3 million.
The group has secured $1 million from relatives of Litchfield, said Judy Cook, a Litchfield Park Historical Society board member.
Fundraising for the Paul Litchfield Heritage Center will begin by the end of the year.