August 1, 2011 in City

Photos: Mining profits built downtown’s Hutton Building

 
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1909: The building at 9 S. Washington, one year before three floors were added.
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Levi Hutton and his wife, May Arkwright Hutton, financed the Hutton Building in 1907 with proceeds from their Hercules Mine in Idaho. The top three floors of the structure, designed by John Dow, were added in 1910. According the website of current owner, ConoverBond Development, the original fireplace and living room of the Huttons’ top-floor penthouse is now incorporated into CH2M Hill’s offices. Levi Hutton, a former train engineer, is best known for the Hutton Settlement Orphanage and was inspired by his wife, who was a well-known political activist and women’s suffrage advocate.

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–Jesse Tinsley


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