This is a 1 1/2 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 1st 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 #65-67 Gordon Place next door built the same year, probably by the same builder. – Thomas W. Hanchett
Richard Chamberlain, a Salt Lake City Contractor, purchased this property in 1910 from Marvina Fenton (157 N. State). The rental unit was apparently built the same year, for Chamberlain resold the land and structure to Mrs. Fenton in 1911 who then mortgaged the site for $1000 to a Christina M. Pomeroy. It is likely that Chamberlain built the duplex for Marvina, holding the land as a guarantee against default.
Marvina Fenton obtained the title to this site as well as 65-67 Gordon Place when she and her husband Wallace purchased their home site at 157 North State Street in 1903. Two years later, the passageway between 151 State and the Fenton home was changed from Kimball Alley to Gordon Place. The interior of the Kimball block was now open for the various housing developments -that took place during the early 20th century on both
sides of Gordon Place.