A central hall home of two stories. Chimneys are located at the ends of the gable roof. The facade displays a symmetrical three-over-three arrangement. A plain, molded cornice was used. A rear 1 1/2 story brick extension with gable roof has small gabled dormers on north and south. The gable roofed main entrance portico is a later replacement.
Evidence of title and directory suggests this house was built about 1883 for
w John Irvine. He was born September 1, 1846 in Dunfermline, Scotland. He married x Mary Eliza Rutherford, who became president of the Young Ladies Association of the Nineteenth Ward. She died in March of 1910, age of 58. John became the private stenographer of Brigham Young and was also reporter of services in the Tabernacle. He later worked as a reporter for the Salt Lake Daily Newspaper.
In 1890 the property was sold to the Sarah S. Taylor, wife of Moses W. Taylor, q son of a president of the LDS Church, and prominent in his own right in business and church activities.