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The David and Drusilla Baxter House at 206 W. 1600 N. in Orem, Utah was built in 1895. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

The David and Drusilla Baxter house, built ca.1895, is a one and one-half story, brick Victorian Eclectic central-block-with-projecting-bays house on a stone foundation. The house has many of the elements of the Victorian Eclectic pioneer houses in the area, including: decorative brickwork, Classical-style porch columns, and arched window openings. The house represents a transition from the unadorned vernacular houses of the early settlers to the more stylish Victorian homes. By the turn of the century, prosperity was beginning to take a foothold on the Bench which can be observed in the increased numbers of larger, more stylistically embellished buildings. The Baxter house is a good example of the architecture common during this period on the Provo Bench.

According to its NRHP nomination, the house is a “good example of the transitional character of the architecture on the Provo Bench at the latter-part of the 19th century”; it includes Classical and Late Victorian elements.