Field Guide--Polygamist-style houses outside Colorado City


This Colorado City house shows the field marks of a polygamist house: large & hotel like, sometimes several front doors, surrounded by a fence or wall or screening vegetation, and often a shabby or unfinished appearance.


A possible house built by a polygamist a long time ago in Escalante.  Equal sides and doors for equal wives?


Large, rambling, shabby house, well-screened, in a town near Zion.


Not necessarily polygamist.  Roses have special meaning for Mormons--they symbolize making the desert bloom.

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