Loveless, James A., House
(509 East 800 South in Orem, Utah.)
This 1909 central-block-with-projecting-bay type is an eclectic mixture of the Victorian eclectic and Arts and Crafts styles. From the placement and style of the doors and windows on the main floor, it appears that this house was originally a one story cross-wing. The windows and doors on the main level all have segmental arches above with the exception of the window on the first floor of the projecting bay. The roof and the second story windows all have arts and crafts detailing. In 1909, James and his wife Clara built their house on land that had been deeded to them by James’ father. James was one of the five men who presented a petition for the formation of a new city. He was asked to serve on the board of trustees, but was removed when the newly organized board split over the decision whether to bond for water or not. Many of those community members living south of 800 South strongly opposed the bond issue. James and Clara sold this home to their youngest son in 1943 and the house remained in the family name until 1998.