Aside from the excellent food and service, a great part Josephine’s allure resides in the charming building it occupies. Located in Historic Downtown Flagstaff, named after John Milton Clarke, the former family home has been occupied by several note worthy Flagstaff families including the Babbit’s.
Constructed in 1911 the building was the first in the area to use malpais, a native volcanic rock. It is listed on the national historic register for this reason as well as being a prime example of the utilitarian Craftsman Bungalow movement. This can be witnessed by the battered rock columns of the expansive porch, the sculpted rafter with diamond sash windows, coffered ceilings, interior French doors and extensive use of wainscot paneling on the interior. Today the building retains much of its original styling and character.