212 South State Street
The Knight/Finch house, built ca.1909, is a one-and-one-half story, tan brick Victorian Eclectic-style house on a concrete foundation. Although once a part of
an agricultural landscape, the building site is located on Orem City’s chief commercial strip and is now surrounded by commercial buildings.
The house was the residence of two farming families who were also prominent in the community: Newell J. Knight and Joseph H. Finch. The Knight/Finch house personifies many of the characteristics found in Victorian Eclectic architecture, including an asymmetrical facade and the use of various architectural styles and details. The Knight-Finch house, through its architectural detailing and size, symbolizes the prosperity of fruit growers and associated businesses during the agricultural expansion era of the Provo Bench.
The Knight/Finch House is now a small cafe/restaurant called “The Chocolate.”