Bonelli House is at the corner of Fifth and Spring Streets in Kingman, Arizona. The house was built in 1915.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bonelli house by using our Kingman trip builder.
George 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.
This 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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Real nice older house in Kingman. Fully furnished. It has 2 bathrooms which would have been very rare for the age of the house. You can go upstairs. The docent was very friendly and will answer...
Real nice older house in Kingman. Fully furnished. It has 2 bathrooms which would have been very rare for the age of the house. You can go upstairs. The docent was very friendly and will answer... more »
This was a very nice House for the time. Very well built, my wife was so amazed that Mr. Bonelli would install electrical wire prior to having electricity, he was ahead of his time.
This was a very nice House for the time. Very well built, my wife was so amazed that Mr. Bonelli would install electrical wire prior to having electricity, he was ahead of his time. more »
The house and history was interesting. The tour guide talked like he just had a tape going on in his head. If I asked a question or talked he acted irritated that I "Interrupted his tape".
The house and history was interesting. The tour guide talked like he just had a tape going on in his head. If I asked a question or talked he acted irritated that I "Interrupted his tape". more »
Wonderfully preserved historic home with mostly original items. Andy was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the family, the house, and the town.
My wife really loved the house. You can view everything in about 10 minutes. We came here because it was part of a 3 museums for $5 admission.
Not open on the day of my visit. Purchased ticket that covered all museums in Kingman. I did see other 2 museums
This was a fun little tour of the Bonelli House, and my tour guide was thorough and informative. The entrance fee was minimal. The house holds many of the original furnishings and was so very charming. At the end of the tour I was given a voucher for free entrance to the following: The Mohave Museum of History & Arts The Route 66 Museum & The Bonelli House **I'm not sure if this voucher is given to every person who pays for entrance into the Bonelli House **
One of the interesting attractions in Kingman is the historical Bonelli House ($2 suggested donation) which was built in 1915, representing an example of Anglo Territorial Architecture. Opening Hours 11am to 3pm (Monday-Friday). This century old homestead was built out of local tufa stone by George Bonelli and was used by the Bonelli family until 1973 when it was purchased by the city of Kingman. The exterior of the house is very interesting to see if you enjoy architecture. You can also tour the inside of the Bonelli House, being led by a local volunteer who will take you through various rooms of the house, explaining the period furniture available to be seen. Overall, this is a neat building to see both on the inside and out and is worth 30-45 minutes of your time if sightseeing in the Kingman area.
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