Will & Juanita Brooks Home

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

GEORGE BROOKS HOME,   WILL & JUANITA BROOKS HOME

KARL BROOKS HOME,   QUICKSAND & CACTUS B & B

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

346 N. Main Street
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone 347-W                     in the 1954 telephone book     (William Brooks)
Telephone ORchard 3-3407     in the 1958 telephone book     (William Brooks)
Telephone 673-5614                 in the 1972 telephone book     (Karl Brooks)
Not in the 1941 or 1961 phone books.


DESCRIPTION

TBD


HISTORY

The original two-room rock house was built by George Brooks, Sr. in 1877-1878 using stone chips and irregular rocks from the cleanup of the Tabernacle and Temple yards where he worked as a stone mason.

The Honey Locust tree in front was planted as a sapling in 1879 honoring the birth of George's first son, George Jr. That tree is still on the property and is thought to be the oldest planted tree in St. George.

An adobe kitchen was added in 1887.

The back rooms were added in 1943.

A new kitchen and living room were added in 1954.

The eminent historian, Juanita Brooks, married George's second son, William. This is where she did much of her writing and where they raised their family.

Later, it became the Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast.


BIOGRAPHY

George Brooks Sr.   Click here.

William "Will" Brooks   Click here.

Juanita Brooks   Click here.

Karl Brooks   TBD


PHOTOS

George Brooks Sr. Home
WCHS-03391   Photo of the original George Brooks Sr. home

Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast
Photos of the Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast


REFERENCES

A House for the George Brooks Family
by Willa Nita Brooks Derrick

Landmark and Historic Sites: City of St. George
First Edition,   January 2, 2009,   pp. 12-1 through 12-5
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department

Landmark and Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
Second Edition,   Revised 2011,   p. 19
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department

Landmark and Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
Third Edition,   Revised 2015,   p. 21
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department