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Parowan in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

William and Julia Lyman House

Utah Historic Site

 
 
William and Julia Lyman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. William and Julia Lyman House Marker
Inscription. Constructed c. 1895, the William and Julia Lyman House is a type known as a central passage, where a central hallway divides the two equally sized main-floor rooms. The Lyman House is one of only a few of this type remaining in Parowan. The central passage plan is important because of its link to eighteenth-century American building traditions in the northeastern and midwestern regions, as well as for its symbolism of individual prominence within this early Mormon community.
Both William and Julia played important roles in Parowan. William, a cattle rancher, served three terms as mayor of the city. He also served as the Iron County representative to the Utah State Legislature from 1925 to 1926. William sat on the board of directors for the Bank of Iron County, was a school trustee for three terms, and worked as a state land appraiser and state inspector of livestock. Julia, besides handling the domestic chores, served as Parowan Stake Relief Society President, one of the highest women's callings in the Mormon church. She was also elected to the school board and actively rallied for woman suffrage and Utah statehood.
 
Erected 2000 by Division of State History.
 
Location. 37° 50.354′ N, 112° 49.635′ W. Marker
William and Julia Lyman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. William and Julia Lyman House Marker
is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 South Main Street, Parowan UT 84761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First School House and Council House in Iron County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John C. Freemont Memorial (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Sundial (about 400 feet away); Jesse N. Smith Home (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Jesse N. Smith Home (about 400 feet away); Public Works (about 500 feet away); Pioneer Rock Church (about 700 feet away); D.U.P. Relic Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parowan.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
William and Julia Lyman House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. William and Julia Lyman House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 6 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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