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Cool Home: The woman with rose-colored glasses who lives in the Halloran house

Updated: Oct 5, 2018

The Halloran house is the stuff of Phoenix legend, even making an appearance in the Winnie Ruth Judd Wikipedia page

This is a truly lovely article about my home.

How did it come to be that the perpetually-optimistic gal with a penchant for floral dresses came to live in house connected to one of Phoenix’s most notorious murder cases?

Simple — Sherry Rampy is a Phoenix historic home buff. Since moving to the Valley 25 years ago, she’s lived in (count them) four historic districts.

Her most recent purchase — a three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow in the historic Roosevelt neighborhood off Fifth Avenue, south of McDowell — was built around 1920 by Jack Halloran.

RELATED:  Remembering the 1931 'Trunk Murderess' case

Halloran was the bigwig Phoenix businessman whose mistress, Winnie Ruth Judd, became known as the “Trunk Murderess” for killing two friends, perhaps in a fit of jealousy over Halloran’s affections, and stuffing their bodies in trunks in 1931.

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