Santa Clara in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jacob Hamblin Home
The long, sloping roof on the rear of the home is representative of the saltbox type of house which is defined principally by its roof shape rather than its plan. The saltbox style displays homes with two-story roofs on the front section of the home and a one-story section to the rear, covered by a long sloping roof.
The interior of the Jacob Hamblin Home is laid out in a pair-house plan, which has two equally sized rooms to the front. Pair-house floor plans were typically built to provide autonomous spaces within a combined family dwelling. This worked
Jacob Hamblin was an explorer, adventurer, pioneer, and devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born in Salem, Ohio, in 1819 and was among the first of the Mormon pioneers to cross the Plains in 1847. He first settled in Tooele, Utah, and then accepted a call from Church President Brigham Young to go to southwestern Utah. He spoke Paiute and Ute languages and was known across the region as a peacekeeper between Native Americans and the pioneers.
One of his best remembered accomplishments as peacemaker was his negotiation of the Treaty of Fort Defiance, New Mexico, in November of 1870. He also was the man sought out by Colonel John
Location. 37° 7.985′ N, 113° 39.678′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on West Santa Clara Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Hamblin Drive, Santa Clara UT 84765, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Clara Tithing Granary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Clara Merc (approx. 0.3 miles away); Swiss Colony (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Clara Relief Society House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John George and Susette Bosshard Hafen Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hug-Gubler Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Settling of Santa Clara / First Public Buildings / Missionaries and Settlers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Preston and Vella Ruth Hafen Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
Also see . . . Washington County Historical Society. The Jacob Hamblin home was built of sandrock quarried from the red hills behind the home. In 1863 stone masons, including Elias Morris and the Averett Brothers, were called by the Mormon Church to build a home for the Buckskjni Apostle to the Lamanites (Indians), The builders left "Irontown" near Cedar City, crossed the mountains to Santa Clara. In a short time a twostory home was constructed, built into the hillside so that the second story could be entered from the outside at ground level. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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