This is a 1 1/2 story Victorian home in original condition. It has a truncated hip roof with a small front dormer window, and front, east and west side gabled bays. The gables have patterned wood shingle siding, and the front one has a Palladian window. First story front windows have rough faced stone sills and lintels and two have transoms, The front and west side porches have fine Eastlakian woodwork, including scroll-sawn brackets, turned columns and spindle screens under the cornices.
This house was built in 1898 for Ebenezer Farnes. Farnes was born February 4, 1843 in Dagenham, Essex, England. In 1862, a convert to the IDS Church, he emigrated to the United States and came directly to Salt Lake City. With his brothers, he contracted to supply charcoal to the church blacksmith shop, earning thereby his parents passage to the U.S. In 1864 he was called to manage cattle in the settlement north of St. George. He was then employed in the tithing office meat market and was proprietor of his own shop, the Deseret Meat Market, at the time he built this house. His first wife, Mary Catherine Bullock died in 1879, his second wife, Elizabeth Josephine Fjeldsted, died shortly before him. Farnes sold the house shortly after completion to Joseph Askie Silver.