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How Sandra Day O'Connor House is still being used to help bring people together

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, December 1, 2023 - 12:12pm
Updated: Friday, December 1, 2023 - 2:10pm

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Outside of the O'Connor House in Tempe.

Even though she’d been out of public life for a while, for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has still been having an impact on civic life in Arizona.

And a big part of that has been taking place in her actual house.

Originally near 40th Street and Camelback Road, it was later moved to Tempe and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s hosted presidents, Supreme Court justices and astronauts, among other dignitaries. And, it’s still being used to help bring people together.

The Show recently visited the O’Connor House and sat in the living room to talk more with Sarah Suggs, president and CEO of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy. Suggs discussed the thought process behind bringing the house from Paradise Valley to where it sits now.

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Sandra O'Connor's desk at the O'Connor House in Tempe.

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