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Philo Edwards House
(549 E. 800 South)

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Philo Edwards House

Built circa 1929 by the Loveless family, this four room Craftsman style home had a large front porch and featured four rooms under a squared roof. It was purchased about 1931 by Philo Edwards. Mr. Edwards did some remodeling and additions including adding more rooms and changing the outside to Colonial Revival styling. Surrounding the home were acres of raspberries, and fruit trees.
The Edward’s family included 14 children, either by birth or adoption, however no more than 12 ever lived in the home at one time. One of those children was National College Football Hall of Fame member and former Brigham Young University football coach LaVell Edwards. This was his boyhood home and he attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School while living in this home. In the fall of 2008 it provided a back drop for a portion of a one-hour television life sketch on LaVell. The show aired on the Mountain West television station during the football season. LaVell’s father Philo was notable in his own right. For more than 25 years he served as the LDS Stake President of the area and hosted many Apostles and leaders of the LDS Church in his home.

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