Historical research and archaeological investigations at the Jewell House suggested that it was a two-story, four-room plank or “box” wooden house built on piers, with two chimneys. It was situated on a rise and faced the East Fork of Indian Creek. A well was just behind the house in an area that seemed to be a center for play and recreation, as suggested by doll parts and railroad spikes repurposed for playing horseshoes.
Architectural items, such as window glass and nails, dominated the site's artifact assemblage. Other artifacts included personal items, such as jewelry and harmonica parts.