Thomas Smedley House

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Thomas Smedley House
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LocationE. 1st St., North, Paris, Idaho
Coordinates 42°13′46″N111°23′42″W / 42.22944°N 111.39500°W / 42.22944; -111.39500 Coordinates: 42°13′46″N111°23′42″W / 42.22944°N 111.39500°W / 42.22944; -111.39500
Arealess than one acre
Builtc.1870
Built bySmedley, Thomas
MPS Paris MRA
NRHP reference No. 82000308 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 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. [1]

History

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." [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. "Idaho State Historical Society Inventory: Thomas Smedley House". National Park Service. 1982. Retrieved October 11, 2017. With photo from 1979.