'The Central-hall house was brought into the American West by Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This house type has two basic floor plans, the narrow 'I' and the wider 'Four over Four' types. The central-hall plan has a rich folklore in Mormon Country. Although some 'Gentiles' built this type, it was generally outmoded by the tie the West was opening up. Gentile sellements were dominated by Victorian and other stylistic influences which the Mormons rejected for religious and cultural reasons. The Central-hall house, along with other cultural elements, is helpful in detecting areas of the West settled by the Mormons.'