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Elizabeth C Kirkwood House

Robert Campbell Kirkwood, a handcart pioneer and an early settler to Provo, built homes on 400 West for his three wives. The first wife, Mary Mathews Kirkwood, lived at 445 South 400 West. This originally two room vernacular style home has been added onto many times. The third wife, Eliza Cook Kirkwood, lived at 392 South 400 West. This house, which has also been altered, has some Victorian characteristics.

Kirkwood’s second wife, Elizabeth Cook Kirkwood, a sister of the third wife, lived at this house which was built in 1884. The house has also been changed somewhat over the years, but behind the porch it is a typical two-story vernacular style with some Victorian elements. For a while, a son, Alma Robert Daft, Elizabeth’s son from a first marriage, owned the property. Starting in the 1920s Elizabeth’s son Joseph and his wife Mary Pauline Johnson Kirkwood lived in the home. Joseph worked in drug stores and in the 1930s ran Kirkwood Drug Store from an enclosed porch on this house. Neighbors remember coming to this store for all types of supplies. Veryl D. Thompson, for example, remembers coming for castor oil when she was expecting her last baby. Joseph loved to visit, so it was impossible to just run in and pick up something. His wife was a member of the LDS Tabernacle Choir and many ward choirs. After Joseph’s death in 1956, his daughter Flora and her husband, Afton Y. Graham, a steel worker, lived in the home. Robert Graham, their grandson, lived in the home until about 2002.

Located at 367 South 400 West in Provo, Utah

Robert Campbell Kirkwood, a handcart pioneer and an early settler to Provo, built homes on 400 West for his three wives. The first wife, Mary Mathews Kirkwood, lived at 445 South 400 West. This originally two room vernacular style home has been added onto many times. The third wife, Eliza Cook Kirkwood, lived at 392 South 400 West. This house, which has also been altered, has some Victorian characteristics. Kirkwood’s second wife, Elizabeth Cook Kirkwood, a sister of the third wife, lived at 367 South 400 West, which was built in 1884.

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