Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Sam Hill Warehouse

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Institution Name: Prescott College
Original/Historic Place Name: Samuel Hill Hardware Co. Warehouse
Location on Campus: 232 N. Granite St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1902original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: random cut ashlar granite
Walls: brick; plaster applied to the south and west walls ca. 1907
Roof: pitched gable roof and stepped parapets at both ends; two-way sheathing and metal covering
ca. 1902other (warehouse)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (offices, meeting space, storage)
ca. 2004-present (2006)classrooms

The Samuel Hill Hardware Company Warehouse is significant for its architectural value and for its historic association with one of Prescott's oldest business establishments. Built to house goods and equipment sold at the hardware store on Whiskey Row, the warehouse provided a link between the downtown commercial district and the railroad connecting Prescott and the rest of Arizona. Its brickwork and massive timber construction provide the best local example of the craftsmanship and construction methods of this building type.


Hill, Sam, Hardware [Prescott College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.


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