This is a one and one half story duplex with a gambrel roof. The gambrel end toward the street has patterned wood shingle siding and two double hung windows with decorative upper sash. The first floor front has two gabled porches with doric columns and a pair of large windows with sandstone sills and lintels and diamond pane transoms. At the top of the windows is a dentil belt course of corbelled brick that extends around the
building. Side windows have brick arched tops, with a dormer window in each side roof. The duplex is very similar to #69-71 next door built the same year, probably by the same builder. – Thomas W. Hanchett
Richard Chamberlain, a Salt Lake Contractor, purchased this lot and the one just east of it from Mrs. Marvina Fenton in 1909. Her husband Wallace Fen ton, a nurserymen and carpenter, had gotten the land when he bought his home site at 157 N. State Street in 1903. The rental unit (duplex) was constructed probably during 1909 or early 1910.
Subsequent owners were not discovered until 1948 which suggests a faulty title chain for this particular property. My feeling is that Chamberlain probably resold the duplex shortly after construction but apparently not to Mrs. Fenton.
Located at 65-67 Gordan Place in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Salt Lake City, Utah