National Register of Historic Places


Paul Stock House

Cody

Date Added to Register

Thursday, January 27, 2000

Smithsonian Number

48PA2392

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Built in 1945-46, the Paul Stock House is a 6700 square foot, twelve-room Spanish Colonial Revival, or Spanish Eclectic, style ranch house located in a secluded cul de sac overlooking the Shoshone River. The property includes two identical guest houses and a separate, two-car garage/living quarters. The house was originally designed by noted Wyoming architect Leon Goodrich of Casper, who designed many buildings throughout the state beginning in the 1920s and continuing until his death in 1969. Although Paul Stock fired Goodrich from the job, Stock followed the original plans with some minor modifications. The house is constructed of hollow clay tiles, sided with swirl-patterned stucco, and topped with a flat, regularly laid mission tile roof. The two identical guest houses on the property were built at the same time as the house and mimic the Spanish Eclectic style of the main house. The two-car garage/servants' quarters is also in the same style. Paul Stock was a pioneer oil man, philanthropist, and three time Cody mayor who died in 1972. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center received Paul Stock's house after the death of his third wife, Eloise, in 1985, and uses it today for cultural and educational purposes.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources