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Bonelli house, Kingman

(3.8/5 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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  • 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 »
  • We hit all the big 3 museums in Kingman on this day. The route 66, the local history museum and finally this as it was a package deal. Quite interesting to see how the houses were built in this day an...  more »
  • We visited the Bonnelli House, which is a a two story house, in the historic section of Kingman, Arizona. George Bonelli built the house with local tufa stone from Metcalfe Quarry. The tour was intere...  more »
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