Thomas Smedley House
|Location||E. 1st St., North, Paris, Idaho|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Smedley, Thomas|
|NRHP reference #||82000308|
|Added to NRHP||November 18, 1982|
The Thomas Smedley House, located on E. 1st North in Paris, Idaho, was built in about 1870 by Thomas Smedley. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Paris is a city and county seat of Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States. Located on the western side of the Bear Lake Valley, the city's population was 513 at the 2010 census, down from 576 in 2000. Paris was settled on September 26, 1863, by pioneer settlers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
Thomas Smedley was a brick-maker, but built his home of wood. The house was deemed "architecturally significant as a good illustration of the additive approach to house composition which characterized much of Paris' historic building and as an example of the increasing refinement of the component folk forms. The son of the builder indicates that the house was built in three stages: the central hall-and-parlor section, the left wing and then the right wing. The Smedley family arrived in Paris in 1873 and it is likely that the center cabin was their original house, being of similar siding and scale to other early frame cabins in town."
The Cunningham Cabin is a double-pen log cabin in Grand Teton National Park. The cabin was built as a homestead in Jackson Hole and represents an adaptation of an Appalachian building form to the West. The cabin was built just south of Spread Creek by John Pierce Cunningham, who arrived in Jackson Hole in 1885 and subsisted as a trapper until he established the Bar Flying U Ranch in 1888. The Cunninghams left the valley for Idaho in 1928, when land was being acquired for the future Grand Teton National Park.
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