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James W. & Estella Walker Gillman House
(297 West 1600 North)

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James W. & Estella Walker Gillman House

The James W. and Estella Walker Gillman house, built ca. 1909, is a single-story, brick central-block-with-projecting-bay house located on the south side of 1600
North in Orem. The central section has a pyramidal roof with a gabled projecting bay to the north. Victorian Eclectic styling elements can be seen in the segmental arch window heads composed of two rows of header bricks over all of the windows. James W. Gillman built the house in 1909, following his marriage the previous year to Estella Walker in Salt Lake City. James W. was a leader in civic affairs as well as of his church. He served as mayor of Orem for nineteen years and also as County Commissioner. During his years as mayor street signs and lights were installed along State Street, and sources of culinary water were established for the city. He was also president for many years of the Provo Reservoir Company.


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