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Asahel Hart Woodruff House

This house, built in 1907, is part of the Wilford Woodruff Family Historic Residences – Waterloo Area thematic nomination.  Home to Asahel Hart Woodruff and his family, it was the third house of three historic homes built as part of the Woodruff farmstead in an early expansion area of Salt Lake City.  This area became known as the Waterloo Area after the Waterloo Ward, which was established in 1905, Asahel serving as the first bishop.  While the house boasts three chimneys, several stained glass windows, and a front door with a large oval opening with beveled glass set in a panel of carved leaves and scrolls, the ten tapered columns lining the front porch indicate a more noticeable classical revival element.

Asahel was the son of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1887-98).  From approximately 1888 until 1930, he worked for Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution, where he managed the wholesale dry goods department.  At the time of his death, he was on the board of directors of Zion’s Savings Bank and Trust and of Deseret Federal Savings and Loan.

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