Ashby and Elizabeth Pymm Snow had a home built on this property in 1910, three years after purchasing the land from Samuel W. Stewart, administrator for the John R. Park Estate. Ashby, born 1867 in St. George, Utah, was a son of the Apostle Erastus Snow. As a young man he was appointed to direct the local co-op and shortly thereafter he left Utah to attend law school at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
On returning to Salt Lake, he formed a partnership with General Richard W. Young. His successful association with numerous Utah enterprises, i.e: Utah Portland Cement, ZCMI, Hotel Utah, U & I Sugar, Saltair Beach, and Utah Savings and Trust, made Ashby a prominent Utah financier. In 1926 he ran as a Democrat, against Reed Smoot for a seat in the U.S. Senate. In 1937 Ashby died at the age of 69.
His son, Erastus P. Snow, born in 1891, assumed ownership of the’ home in 1931 and maintained it through 1940. Erastus, like his father was a prominent Utah businessman. He died in 1953.
This is a large two-story Prairie style home on a double lot. It has strong
horizontal lines characteristic of the style. There is a truncated hip roof with broad eaves. The second floor is stuccoed with horizontal bands of casement windows and there are more casement windows on the dark brick first floor. All windows have leaded glass border decoration in the manner of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a south one-story bay window and a projecting front porch with two main brick piers and four slim metal
columns that cause the flat roof to appear to float. The brick railing wall with its concrete cap further emphasizes the buildings horizontality.