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Fruita School House, State Route 24, Fruita, Wayne County, UT



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Location
State Route 24, Fruita, UT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS UT-21
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Significance: The Fruita School House is one of the few remaining early structures in this region of Utah. Because of the geographical isolation of the valleys of Sulphur Creek and Fremont River, this section of the state was the last to be explored and settled. The first permanent settler, Niels Johnson, located a homestead near the junction of the streams in 1880. The tillable land in the narrow valleys could support only 8 to 10 families, and the almost impassable roads isolated the community from the outside world. As the earliest school house of the area and typical of certain log structures built at the time, it is a significant building. It is a well constructed building of squared logs; the sturdy structure, and fine detailing of window and door trim is a tribute to the local builders who probably had little professional assistance.

Subjects
Education
"Mission 66" Program
Log Buildings


Related Names
Bahunin, Elijah Cutler
Goldsmith, Barry, Delineator
Rotsch, Melvin M., Photographer
Rotsch, Melvin M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Melvin M. Rotsch, Photographer September, 1964 FROM SOUTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Melvin M. Rotsch, Photographer September, 1964 SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Melvin M. Rotsch, Photographer September, 1964 NORTH ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Melvin M. Rotsch, Photographer September, 1964 SOUTHWEST CORNER, FROM WEST.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Melvin M. Rotsch, Photographer September, 1964 WINDOW, EAST SIDE.


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