Wyoming History January 29, 2017
by Caryl You’ll Want To Visit These 11 Houses In Wyoming For Their Incredible Past
A house can tell you a lot about an area’s past through its architecture, interior design and decor. Wyoming has quite a few houses that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are some houses you’ll want to visit in Wyoming for their incredible past.
1. Trail End State Historic Site
Trail End was the home of John B. Kendrick who was a former Wyoming Governor and United States Senator. The house was built in 1913 and turned into a museum in 1968. Trail End State Historic Site is located at 400 Clarendon Avenue in Sheridan.
2. Historic Mansion House Inn
The Historic Mansion House Inn was built for $5,000 by Army surgeon, Dr. Howard Lott in 1903. The house features hand carved oak mantles, glass windows and a beautiful oak staircase. The house became a boarding house in 1913 and then an Inn in the mid 1940s. The house is located at 313 North Main Street in Buffalo.
3. Nagle Warren Mansion
The Nagle Warren Mansion was built in 1888 by businessman, Erasmus Nagle. After his death, the mansion was sold to Senator F. E. Warren, then became the property of the YWCA and later turned into a bed & breakfast after it was sold in 1997 to Jim Osterfoss. The Nagle Warren Mansion is located at 222 East 17th Street in Cheyenne.
4. Miller Cabin
The Miller Cabin was the residence of Robert Miller who was the first superintendent of Teton National Monument. Miller also helped organize the town of Jackson. The Miller Cabin is located 1 mile northeast of Jackson.
5. Whipple House
The Whipple House was built in 1883 by Ithamar Whipple who was a wealthy merchant and cattle baron. Ithamar Whipple eventually sold the home to Territorial Supreme Court Justice, John Lacey. The Whipple House is located at 300 E. 17th Street in Cheyenne.
6. Durlacher House
The Durlacher House was built in 1878 for the Durlacher family. It was later owned by First Christian Church and then the Salvation Army. Durlacher House is located at the corner of Fifth and Custer Streets in Laramie.
7. J.C. Penney House
The J.C. Penney House was the home of James Cash Penney, the founder of the J.C. Penney department stores. It's now a local museum. J.C. Penney House is located at 722 J.C. Penney Drive in Kemmerer.
8. Castle On 19th Street
The Castle On 19th Street was built in 1914 for local businessman, Thomas Heaney. Heaney operated the Atlas Theater and the Tivoli Bar and Restaurant. He later became a Wyoming State Senator. The house is located at 1318 E. 19th Street in Cheyenne.
9. William Sturgis House
The William Sturgis House was built in 1884 by cattle baron, William Sturgis. Sturgis was one of the most prominent cattle ranchers in Wyoming. The house was published in 'American Architect'. The William Sturgis House is located at 821 E. 17th Street in Cheyenne.
10. Historic Governors' Mansion
The Wyoming Historic Governors' Mansion was a home to the governors of Wyoming and their families for 71 years from 1905 to 1976. The Historic Governors' Mansion is located at 300 E. 21st Street in Cheyenne.
11. Lakeview Historic District
The Lakeview Historic District is one of Cheyenne's original neighborhoods. Most of the houses were built between 1880 and 1930. Most of the original residents worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.
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