WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
JOHN HARVEY & HANNAH CROSBY HALL HOME
LOCATION180 West 200 South
Hurricane, UT 84737
DESCRIPTIONA one and one-half story frame house. All walls, exterior and interior, were filled with adobe bricks that were laid with mud mortar. The five downstairs rooms were finished with lath and plaster. The nine and one-half foot high ceilings were uninsulated. No rooms had closets. Two centrally located chimneys made it possible to have stoves in all the downstairs rooms. Each of the six exterior doors had a transom over it. A stairway led to the unfinished attic. Wood shingles covered the roof. The electrical wires were installed a foot or so apart. Plumbing arrived in the late 1920s. Water was then heated by use of a coiled pipe that ran through the wood burning cook stove's firebox.
HISTORYThis home was built about 1915 by Chris Larson who built the Heaton home across the street.
The house was purchased by newlyweds, J. Harvey Hall and Hannah (Crosby) Hall in 1919. Lacking adequate finances, they rented it out for a couple of years and lived across the street with Harvey's parents, Alfred & Julia Hall.
Four Hall children (Emerson, Leon, Victor, Lena) were born and raised in this home. The children usually slept in the "haunted" attic in the winter but escaped to the outside all summer.
John Harvey & Hannah Crosby Hall
Victor Crosby & Louise Elder Hall
BIOGRAPHYJohn Harvey & Hannah Crosby Hall Click here
Victor Crosby & Louise Elder Hall Click here
REFERENCESPoster from the Hurricane Pioneer Museum