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Morgan Family Pioneer Heritage
Thomas Morgan Adobe House

Built by Thomas Morgan and his family on the original Morgan Homestead in Leamington, Utah


The Thomas Morgan adobe house measured about 21 feet by 17 feet. It stood on the South side of the Morgan ditch (The irrigation ditch Thomas Morgan brought to his homestead-the log cabin stood on the other side of the ditch). The walls were about 12 inches thick and contained two tiers of adobe bricks, which are larger than standard bricks. Built in about 1878, it originally had a dirt floor.


The original roof on Thomas's adobe house would have been made of poles and willows covered with sod. Later owners put a tin roof on it to protect it. The round hole in the West wall was for the stovepipe. Rich Finlinson, who slept upstairs in this house when he was younger, said the hole in the West wall let in the canyon breezes and kept the upstairs cool in summer.


The Thomas Morgan adobe house seen from the road side. Serious deterioration can be seen in the Southeast corner. We were told that a coal truck backed into this corner so the deterioration was not a flaw in the construction but caused by a vehicle accident.

There was originally a lean-to on the North (Right) side that was used as a kitchen. There was a stairway leading from this room to the second story.

In 2009 we were informed by a Morgan family member who visited the site that the Thomas Morgan adobe house has been removed and no trace of it remains. Several attempts to purchase this house in order to preserve it were unsuccessful.

Oldest Picture Of Adobe House

Thomas Adobe Details

Rich Finlinson

Click on these links to see a picture of the Thomas Morgan adobe house when it still had the kitchen lean-to on it, some closeup details of the house and to see a picture of Rich Finlinson, the man who currently owns the property where the house stands.