Eagar in Apache County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
William LeSueur Home
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour series list.
Location. 34° 6.956′ N, 109° 17.485′ W. Marker is in Eagar, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagar AZ 85925, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Colter Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brawley Boarding House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Udall Barn (approx. Eagar Elementary School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oscar Jepson Home (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Grist Mill Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Snyder-Cavanaugh Shoot Out (approx. 0.9 miles away); Benjamin B. Crosby Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagar.
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #16 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
Regarding William LeSueur Home. William F. LeSuer, W.F. as he was known, came to Round Valley in 1891 to manage the Springerville store of the Arizona Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ACMI). He and his family lived in a large adobe home that would eventually become the Saffell Hotel.
In 1911 he began building a large brick home with the help of his sons. They dug a six-foot deep basement with pick and shovel and hauled sandstone blocks from the El Tule south of St. Johns for the foundation walls. The bricks for the Colonial Revival house were locally manufactured. In 1913 he moved into this house.
The house had three small bedrooms downstairs plus a parlor, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, for which water for baths was hauled from a well for baths. Upstairs there were four large bedrooms with walk-in closets. There was a root cellar,
W.F.’s first wife died in 1911 and in 1915 he married Elina Hansen. She was a registered nurse and served the community as a mid-wife, delivering many babies both at this house and in the family homes of Round Valley. They also rented two of the small downstairs bedrooms to teachers from Round Valley High School.
The home is now a bed & breakfast owned and run by Cheryl and Cletus Tisdell.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.