Hayhurst House

The L-shaped Hayhurst House is painted off-white with brown trim, with a porch and a rocking chair in front.
The Hayhurst House is similar to the Staples House on Poplar Street.

NPS Photo by John Tobiason


In 1870, real-estate developer J.M. Wetherell sold three lots to E.S. Hayhurst. Hayhurst built his house here in 1872. Unfortunately, Hayhurst and his family were only able to call this place home for less than a decade. When they couldn't make the payments, the mortgage was foreclosed and the family left town in 1878. Ever the businessman, Wetherell repossessed the lots and turned the house into a rental property.


Last updated: July 17, 2015

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