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Springerville in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Brawley Boarding House

 
 
Brawley Boarding House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Brawley Boarding House Marker
Inscription. H.T. Brawley, teacher and principal of R.V.H.S. began construction on this house in approximately 1925. The unfinished shell sold to the M.J. Wiltbank Family in 1935. M.J. & son Clive completed the home. Through the years teachers, newlyweds & others lived in the rented rooms upstairs.
 
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 34° 7.095′ N, 109° 17.362′ W. Marker is in Springerville, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of East 4th Avenue and North Eagar Street, on the left when traveling west on East 4th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 East 4th Avenue, Springerville AZ 85938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William LeSueur Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry Colter Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Udall Barn (approx. half a mile away); Eagar Elementary School (approx. mile away);
Brawley Boarding House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Brawley Boarding House Marker
Slaughter Family Cemetary (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oscar Jepson Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); White Mountain Historical Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); White Mountain Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springerville.
 
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #4 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
 
Regarding Brawley Boarding House. H.T. Brawley came to Edgar in 1921 to teach at the new Round Valley High School. Students came from Eagar, Springerville, Greer, Alpine and Nutrioso, New Mexico. Brawley taught Science and Mathematics and in the fall of 1923 became the principal.

Classes were first held in private homes and the Edgar Ward Chapel for three years and then in 1924 moved to a new site which was located at the current high school site.

Teachers were always single and boarded with families or lived at the Apache Chief Hotel in Springerville. In 1925 Brawley began his two story frame boardinghouse near the high school so that teachers new to the community would have a more homelike place to room close to the campus.
Brawley Boarding House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
3. Brawley Boarding House
He never finished the house but did live in its shell for a few years.

He sold it to M.J. Wiltbank in 1935 for $3,000, but no money ever changed hands. The sum was paid with 15 cows and lumber that Wiltbank and his son hauled from the mountain with horses and had sawn at the Fred Bunk Sawmill in Greer.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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