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Bonelli house, Kingman

(3.7/5 based on 25+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • We were surprised by how modern this house was but did find out that it wasn't that long ago that people lived in it. Part of the ticket price from the Route 66 museum so good value for the money and ...  more »
  • Very well kept home, docent is very well informed, nice for those who appreciate 19th century history  more »
  • The Bonelli house is a third museum included in the high value single entry ticket along with Kingman 66 museum and the Mohave museum. While the other two were pretty interesting, this one wasn't so. ...  more »
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  • Very interesting