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Mesquite in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tithing Lot

 
 
Tithing Lot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. Tithing Lot Marker
Inscription. Tithing Lot Circa Late 1890s. The southeast quarter of this block was originally owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was used as a tithing lot. Church members paid tithing in-kind donations of fruit, crops, etc., and items were then distributed to the poor. The tithing office was an adobe room over a rock cellar. The lot was enclosed with a fence and had a barn to store hay.

Hughes and Frehner Store Circa early 1920s. The Hughes and Frehner Store was built on this site after the land was purchased from the LDS Church. The building was later converted to the Valley Inn Bar and then rebuilt, using the same cement walls, as the Golden West Restaurant and Casino.

Howard Pulsipher Home Circa 1923. The Pulsiphers converted a granary from the old tithing lot into a 1-room home next to the Hughes and Frehner Store. Within a year they had outgrown it and Howard built a new one on the same lot. It was concrete, plastered inside and out. This was the first home in the Virgin Valley to have running water and a bathtub inside.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Mesquite. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 36° 48.244′ N, 114° 4.013′ W. Marker is in Mesquite
Hughes & Frehner Store, c.1920s image. Click for full size.
2. Hughes & Frehner Store, c.1920s
, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on East Mesquite Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 E Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Mesquite (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Jane Leavitt Abbott (within shouting distance of this marker); William Elias Abbott (within shouting distance of this marker); Virgin Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Museum and Fire House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Howard Pulsipher Home, c. 1923 image. Click for full size.
3. Howard Pulsipher Home, c. 1923
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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