Elsinore White Rock Schoolhouse ~ Elsinore, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 38° 41.169 W 112° 08.876
12S E 400159 N 4282574
The Elsinore White Rock Schoolhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 18, 1978 (#78002692)
Waymark Code: WMGJMR
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 03/12/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 2

From the National Register of Historic Places application:

From its early beginnings in 1896, the White Rock School Building has occupied a prominent place in Elsinore. The building was constructed 23 years after Mormon converts from Scandinavia established Elsinore in 1873. The school was the community educational center as well as a place for social and religious gatherings.

Construction of the building commenced in 1896 and was completed in 1898. The white rock was quarried from a mountain 12 miles southeast of Elsinore near the Piute-Sevier county line. The quarried rock was transported by wagon from the quarry to the construction site. Most of the freighters were only able to make one trip per day but N.P. Anderson, a Dane, became the exception by making two trips each day.

John Marinus Johnson, a stone cutter and mason trained in America, contracted to build the school according to plans prepared by architect T.T. Davis. The stone work done by Johnson and his sons exemplify a remarkably high quality of stonework.

Most of the able bodied men of Elsinore participated in the construction of the School. Carl and Hans Johnson, Niels Anderson were the blacksmiths on the project. Peter "Wheelmaker" Christensen, a wheelmaker by trade, kept the rock bearing wagons in repair. Tenders and mud mixers were Ras Nielson, Chris "Cute" M. Anderson, Hans Johnson, Jim Hermansen, Fred Lott, and Chris Christiansen. Chris Christopherson did a great deal of the brick work, including the chimney. The carpenters were Christian Canutson and James "Black Jim" P. Hansen.

Street address:
Elsinore White Rock Schoolhouse
35 E 200 North
Elsinore, Utah

County / Borough / Parish: Sevier County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Education

Current function: Education, Religion, Social

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 01/01/2013 To: 12/31/2013

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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