Wells House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
N 47° 25.872 W 120° 19.992
10T E 701102 N 5256531
Quick Description: Wells House in Wenatchee Washington
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2006 8:27:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM11EZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 40

Long Description:
Wells house was built in 1909 by pioneer promoter W.T. Clark and became known as "Clark's Cobblestone Castle." Mrs. Clark designed the house, including the thick stained-glass apple windows and the thick walls of hand-hewn stone from the Columbia River.

In 1919, A.Z. Wells puchased the house and lived in it with his wife till 1949. That year he deeded his estate to the Wenatchee School District for the Wenatchee Junior College.

In 1972 Wells House was ruled unsafe for classroms and repairs to costly. In 1973 it was put on the Register of Historic Sites. For 30 years community volunteers have helped make the restorations. The house is rented for weddings, anniversaries and other special events.
Street address:
Fifth Street
Wenatchee, Wa United States
98801


County / Borough / Parish: Wenatchee Chelan Washington

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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