1059 East South Temple
This two-story Victorian Eclectic style house was likely built in 1898 for Gracia Flanders, daughter of a railroad tycoon. Miss Flanders was a piano teacher and taught lessons in this house. After she moved to Berkley, California, in 1919, the house sat vacant for three years. Subsequent occupants were Samuel M. Taylor, an undertaker (1923-29), and Byron Frobes, a postal clerk (1930-41). The house changed hands several times in the 1940s. It was used as a rest home during the 1950s-1970s, including the Alpine-Chavis Nursing Home owned by Judy Chavis. In 1996, Jack Jr. and Pam Okland purchased the home from Jason Lunt. Over a ten year period, the Oklands attentively restored the home. The home is a contributing structure within Salt Lake City’s South Temple Historic District.