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Beaver in Beaver County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Enoch E. Cowdell House

Utah Historic Site

 
 
Enoch E. Cowdell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Enoch E. Cowdell House Marker
Inscription. The Enoch E. Cowdell house, named after the original owner, was constructed around 1873 with a hall parlor type floor plan. Although the hall parlor was one of the earliest housing types in Utah, it continued to be a popular floor plan (particularly with an "L" addition off the rear) into the twentieth century. The black rock construction materials and the nearly unimpaired architectural integrity of this house make it a good example of pioneer architecture in Beaver. The house has received only two additions, giving it a nearly square layout. The first addition gave the house an "L" plan; and the second, a lean-to structure built onto the first addition, completed the square. This house is unique in that it is one of only a few black rock houses in Beaver that were not built by the Scottish stonemason Thomas Frazer. There is also a distinct ruggedness to this rock-constructed pioneer era home. The front facade maintains well-squared black blocks; however, the lack of pointed mortar joints gives this facade a rather rough appearance.
 
Erected 2002 by Division of State History.
 
Location. 38° 16.917′ N, 112° 38.914′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is on North 400 West Street, on the right
Enoch E. Cowdell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Enoch E. Cowdell House Marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the entrance door.
when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 595 North 400 West Street, Beaver UT 84713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Frazer House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Tattersall House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grimshaw Home (approx. half a mile away); Fort Cameron (approx. half a mile away); Beaver Stake Tabernacle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beaver Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beaver Relief Society Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaver.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Enoch E. Cowdell House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Enoch E. Cowdell House
Enoch E. Cowdell House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
4. Enoch E. Cowdell House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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