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525 Center Street

Constructed c.1905, for Benjamin F. Cummings, this two-story, side-passage house represents a transition in architectural styles that was occurring shortly after the turn of the century.
Elements of the waning Victorian eclecticism of the era can be found in the paid Tuscan columns, window arches, and bay window, while details of the emerging Prairie School style are apparent i nthe low-pitched, hipped-roof dormer, and large, rectangular windows with flat lintels.

Benjamin, a journalist and genealogist, and his wife, Emily, lived here from 1905 to 1911. After the Cummings sold the house it was used as an apartment building, as was common for larger houses during this era in Salt Lake City. The house is currently (1999) a single family residence and is undergoing an extensive rehabilitation.

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