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Bonelli house, Kingman

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4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Bonelli House is at the corner of Fifth and Spring Streets in Kingman, Arizona. The house was built in 1915.ConstructionGeorge Bonelli built the house with local tufa stone from Metcalfe Quarry. Construction is 2 stories, rectangular, low hipped roof with dormers recessed galerie on 3 sides supported by square wooden pillars, front center entrance with transom and sidelights, interior chimneys, French doors and tall windows for ventilation, 12-14" insulating walls; early plumbing and wiring intact, many original furnishings. A vernacular adaptation of the “raised cottage style” well suited for the desert climate.HistoryThis was the second home on the same property, the original home burned down in 1915. The Bonellis owned a large ranch, general store, and jewelry store, and a meat market in Chloride, Arizona.The property belongs to the City of Kingman and is operated as a historic house museum by the Mohave County Historical Society. The Society also operates the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
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  • I have visited the Bonelli House several times over the past four decades and every time I hear, see and experience something new. I understand that the Bonelli son lived in the house for some years a...  read more »
  • Historic home. Tours given this home are very good. Home is furnished with many of the original items from the Bonelli family.. Built with 2 foot walls and basement house could remain comfortable even...  read more »
  • On an overnight road trip from Vegas we spent a few hours in Kingman. Prior research had found this place and we decided to have a look. The history dates back to the start of Kingman and was owned an...  read more »
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