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This house was built about 1868 by William Morrow. Morrow was born about 1836 and was a “painter and pioneer of Utah”. Upon the death of his wife Mary about 1884 the house was sold to John W. Taylor. Taylor, son of John Taylor, president of the LDS Church was chosen as an Apostle the same year. Active in church affairs, he was excommunicated during the polygamy controversy but was reinstated in 1965.

‘May” appearing on a plaque on the front is the name of one of Taylor’s wives who lived here.

This important Victorian home alludes to the Italianate style in its design. It
is a two story home of rectangular plan, with hipped roof. A fine, wide moulded cornice and elaborately corbelled chimneys are exhibited. Double hung sash windows with segmental relieving arches were used. The fixed transoms conform to the shape of the relieving arch.

A flat roofed entrance porch shelters the entrance. Double doors share a segmentally curved transom. Porch ornament is classically derived of an Italianate-Mannerist nature. A one story flat-roofed, rectangular bay is located to the south of the entrance porch.

Frame extensions in the rear include a porch and lean-to. A detached, one story frame and ship lap, hipped roof structure is located to the northeast of the house and may have been the summer kitchen.

Located at 390 Quince Street in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Salt Lake City, Utah