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178 E Street

This two-story mansion was built by William and Martha Lanbourne c.1870.  William, a paper hanger and designer, lived here until his death in 1887.  Martha sold the house in 1889 to Joseph Daynes, the first Salt Lake Tabernacle organist.  One of the numerous owners between 1900 and 1946 divided the house into three apartments.  Even R. Terry, a certified public accountant, and his wife, Joan C., purchased the house in 1947 and continue to live here and maintain one of the apartments for rental purposes.

The house is architecturally significant as an excellent example of the Queen Anne style.  The elaborate front gable has a metal finial, a large sunburst panel with dentil molding, diamond-shaped  decorative panels, wood shingle siding, a triple attic window with multiple lights, and a corner tower with ornamental brick panels and a rounded arched window.  The picturesque Queen Anne style became the favored late-nineteenth-century style in America and its popularity in Utah coincided with the building boom of the late 1880s and 1890s.

This historic home is located in the Avenues Historic District in Salt Lake City, Utah.