George M. Downey House.
This Victorian Shingle-Style house was designed by architect Frederick Albert Hale and was built for Major George M. Downey in 1893. Mr. Hale was a prominent Salt Lake City architect who also designed the Alta Club, Keith-Brown Mansion, and former Salt Lake City Public Library located on State Street. Mr. Downey is one of only a few locals who played a considerable role in the Civil War. A native of Maryland, Mr. Downey was educated at military academies in the South, but joined the Army of the Potomac at age 19 in 1861 and fought for the Union. He was recognized by President Lincoln for his service at Gettsburg and later promoted to the rank of Major. In 1888 he retired from the Army and moved to Salt Lake City to serve as President of the Commercial National Bank and later as Vice-President of the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Company.