National Register of Historic Places in Carbon County

National Register #86000722: James W. and Mary K. Loofbourow House in Price, Utah 15 July 2010
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National Register #86000722
Loofbourow House
187 North 100 East

The following is excerpted from the National Register Nomination Form.

The eclectic design of the house is unusual in both Price and in Utah. It has the basic form of a common type of Victorian Eclectic Style house a hip roof central block with a projecting bay on the front except that the bay has a hip roof instead of the typical gable roof. Other Victorian Eclectic features of the house include corbeled brick chimneys and leaded glass windows with a house-cut diamond pattern design. Contrasting with those Victorian Eclectic features are design elements from the Craftsman Style. Those include the flared eaves with wide three-foot overhangs, the short paired columns on the porch, the placement of the sills of the upper story windows at the eave line, and a variety of significant interior features.

The Loofbourow House is one of the very few remaining large and elaborate residences constructed in Price during a period of considerable building activity around 1910. The robust local economy at that time encouraged the construction of some of the most substantial commercial and public buildings in the community, as well as a number of residences. This house, with its two stories and its distinctive eclectic styling, represents the upper range of residential architecture in a community consisting primarily of one-story pyramid cottages and bungalows. Its well-preserved interior, particularly the elaborate woodwork on the main floor, contributes to the architectural significance of the house.

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