Only two remain, soon to be one.

The temple-form house migrated to Utah with the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. The temple-form house type is important because it is one of several early house types in the state, and because it is a type traceable to a New England cultural hearth, it documents the important New England heritage of the early Mormon movement. It is one of seven basic house types that were found in Utah during the early years of settlement. These types are all traditional and include: the square cabin; the rectangular cabin; the hall and parlor house; the central passageway house; the pair-house; and the double pen house. The temple-form house was popular in early Salt Lake City but was found primarily in an area which changed dramatically during the late nineteenth century, consequently very few of these houses survive today.

The pure temple-form was often modified in a number of ways The most common type is referred to as a “modified” temple form in which the door is set in the side wing. Another variant of the house type was to have the door centered on the gable façade, it did not have a central or side passage and it had two side wings.

Only two examples of that are left, the Alma Staker house in Mt Pleasant and the John B. Kelly House in downtown Salt Lake (soon to be demolished).