Crook House

314 E. 21st St., Cheyenne, Wyoming. County/parish: Laramie.

NRIS 79002612

4 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 10, 1979.

Also known as:

  • Gibbons House

From Wikipedia:

Crook House (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

The Crook House in Cheyenne, Wyoming, also known as Gibbons House, is a Queen Anne-style house that was built in 1890. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

It is associated with Dr. William W. Crook, who was one of the first doctors in Cheyenne, arriving in 1875 after practicing in Kansas. The house was for a while the state Governor's Mansion.

Its National Register nomination asserted it is one of few remaining examples of Queen Anne architecture in Wyoming. In this example, the "foremost architectural components are visible at the front elevations and include a projecting, gabled bay, a pedimented, hip-roofed veranda, and a substantial square tower with a pyramidal roof and ornate finial. These main parts are massed in an asymmetrical, but balanced, composition."

The listing included three other contributing buildings: a carriage house (1885) with chutes in place from a grain bin in its second story, a coal storage house, and a former chicken house that is now a covered patio.

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Architectural styles:

  • Queen Anne

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Crook, William W., et al.

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