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

Rencher Home

 
 
Rencher Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
1. Rencher Home Marker
Inscription. On July 24, 1900, the Peter P. Rencher family arrived from Texas in four wagons & set about building their place in Eagar. Completed in 1913, this 5 bedroom, red brick Colonial Revival home was the crown jewel of their labors.
 
Erected 2002 by Round Valley Positive Action Tourism Committee and Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arizona, Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour marker series.
 
Location. 34° 5.835′ N, 109° 17.633′ W. Marker is in Eagar, Arizona, in Apache County. Marker is at the intersection of South Harless Street and West 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on South Harless Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eagar AZ 85925, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin B. Crosby Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oscar Jepson Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eagar Elementary School (approx. ¾ mile away); Joseph Udall Barn (approx. one mile away); Snyder-Cavanaugh Shoot Out
Rencher Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
2. Rencher Home
(approx. one mile away); Harry Colter Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); William LeSueur Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Grist Mill Site (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eagar.
 
More about this marker. This is Marker Stop #10 on the Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour.
 
Regarding Rencher Home. In 1900, Mormon pioneer Peter Preston Rencher came to Eagar from Blanco, Texas, after an eleven hundred mile trek with his family and a four horse mule-drawn wagons filled with all of their family possessions. He traded his mules and a wagon for four lots in town and bought forty acreas of farm land with cash.

The bricks used to build this Colonial Revival style home using bricks burned locally by Jake Hammond and laid by a mason from Salt Lake City. Ammon McFate was the architect and carpenter and did all the finish work on the interior including the china hutch and large dining room table.

Three generations of Rencher’s lived in the house until 1990.
Source: The Pistols, Plows and Petticoats Historic Driving Tour Brochure.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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