This is a one-story house with basement. A gabled bay projects in front from the hipped roof bay of the central mass. In this gable area is a semi-circular window. The molded cornice is extant. The porch configuration is not original but compatible. – Diana Johnson
Evidence of title and directories suggests this house was built in the late 1870’s for William Asper. Asper was born April 15, 1836 at Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. A convert to the LDS Church, he came to Salt Lake in 1861 where he worked as a carpenter before becoming a founder of Asper, Noall & Co., lumber and planning mill. He held a succession of high offices within the LDS Church, including president
of the quorum of the Salt Lake Stake. In 1881-1883 he served a mission to the U.S. South and was president of a conference there. He was married to Mary E., who died in 1914 and apparently to Adelaide Adelia Wilcox and Rebecca Jane Noall as well. He occupied this house with his wife Rebecca at the time of his death in 1910. In 1935 title passed to a son, Mathew N. Asper, who held it through 1940.