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Mesquite in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Charles Arthur Hughes Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. Charles Arthur Hughes Home Marker
Inscription.
Circa 1901
"We lived in a lumber granary and the old rock house. We traded for this lot and built a sixteen-foot square room. I borrowed Jim's team and wagon and worked at the sawmill to get lumber for our first home." It was braced on rocks and the lumber floor lay on top of that. The walls and roof were made of 12" lumber and 6" boards were nailed over the cracks. The ceiling was made of factory cloth. The fireplace on the south and the chimney were adobe. All of their 13 children lived in that one room until they built the present home in front of the old house.

Circa 1923
The new Hughes Homestead (still standing) was constructed of adobe and block made right by the home from clay they gathered from around the cemetery. They tore down the old one-room house and used the materials for the new roof.
 
Erected by City of Mesquite. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 36° 48.317′ N, 114° 3.775′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on Hughes Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Hughes Avenue, Mesquite NV 89027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Charles Arthur Hughes Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
2. Charles Arthur Hughes Home Marker
of this marker. Abram Woodbury Home and Gas Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drug Store / Bakery (about 500 feet away); Ervin "Casey" Jones House (about 600 feet away); William Abbott Home/Abbott Hotel (about 600 feet away); Charles Hardy Home (about 800 feet away); John David Pulsipher Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Jane Leavitt Abbott (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
3. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Charles Arthur Hughes Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
4. Charles Arthur Hughes Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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