One of Woodson's first projects was the 1994 restoration of the Colton House, part of the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. The 6,000 square foot house was built in 1929 and was the home of the Museum's founders, Dr. Harold Colton and his wife Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton.
Woodson was part of the team to restore the original building and add modern access, parking and utilities to the site. The property has been a success for the Museum as a meeting place for community groups and events. Mark Woodson reflected on the early project noting that "this was an exciting project for our firm because of the cultural and historic significance of the home. Lupe and I have been members of the Museum for many years, and we wanted to help preserve the legacy of the Coltons."
As noted in the Nomination Form for the National Historic Register of Historic Places, the home is "significant as an outstanding example of regional architecture, blending Spanish Colonial and Pueblo Revival design elements with an extensive use of local materials."
For this year’s staff photo by Tom Alexander we gathered outside the Colton House. Other images are courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona.