Billings House – Pearl

Charles M. Billings, a ranch man, stock man, and livestock dealer, purchased approximately six and one-half acres here in 1904 and 1905. The property remains in the family. Atypical Victorian vernacular structure, the house is a hipped block with an offset, front projecting gabled bay and a half porch to the left of the bay. A barn remains at the rear of the property. Though the parcel has diminished in size, the structures are a remarkable survival of rural forms which were sited before the area was platted in 1943. Pending further research and assessment of the structure’s integrity, the complex may be eligible for the National Register.

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