Rowles, Donaldson, House (NRIS 80001317)
Idaho. County/parish: Custer.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 03, 1980.
Part of Challis MRA
- Donaldson Rowles House
- The Donaldson Rowles House, located on North Ave. in Challis, Idaho, was built in 1910. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.The house is a log house built of sawn logs by Challis carpenter Donaldson Rowles (b.1885), who was son of Donaldson Rowles, a sheriff living in Challis in 1900. Its original plan, a lateral rectangle with a forward-facing ell, is similar to that of the Bill Chivers House, another NRHP-listed house in Challis. It had a dirt roof which was replaced in 1930 with sheet metal over round log purlins. It was expanded by Rowles in 1926 to add a kitchen and other rooms in board and batten and horizontal log lean-tos on the east and north sides.It is notable as an "owner-built example of late log architecture in Challis. The house represents the persistence of horizontal log construction into the twentieth century and the use of sawn logs, a rarity in Idaho log construction." (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/80001317