73 North 500 East, Provo, Utah
Featuring a bellcast gambrel roof, this house is perhaps the best example of the Dutch revival style in Provo. Some research indicates that the home was constructed in 1907 by Fred J. Moore, who was a manager of the Roberts Buffet in the Hotel Roberts and later, a duggist. Other research suggests that the home was constructed by Russell Rice in 1894. Edwin R. Firmage, owner of Firage’s Department store at Center Street and 100 West, owned this home from 1938 to 1948.
The Dutch Colonial style in the U.S. was used on homes in New England beginning in about 1625, continuing until 1840. Between 1890 and 1940, the style was reintroduced as part of a broader Colonial Revival. Within Utah, gambrel roof designs became especially popular in Salt Lake City. House plan books like Radford’s Bungalows, which were in common use around united States during the early twentieth century, were responsible for spreading the style throughout American neighborhoods. This home is similar to Radford‘s Design No. 2121-B.