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 and Designer(s):
1902original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: random cut ashlar granite
Walls: brick; plaster
Roof: two-way sheathing; metal covering
ca. 1902other (warehouse)
ca. 2004-present (2007)other (offices, meeting space, storage)
ca. 2004-present (2007)classrooms

Significance: architecture
Landmark designation:
National RegisterSam Hill Hardware (1978)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

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. The roof is a pitched gable roof with stepped parapets at both ends. The walls were brick until ca. 1907 when plaster was applied to the south and west walls.

I. Bibliographic sources:

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

II. Location of other data:
Government Offices
Other: Sharlot Hall Museum

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