In 1906 Sophia A.N. Bailey acquired title to this property for $2450. The house was apparently built during that year as Sophia’s husband John Henry Bailey is listed as the resident owner starting in 1907. John Henry Bailey was born in Bradford, England in 1850 to John and Elizabeth Bailey. At 18 months of age he left England with his parents bound for America. By the time he was two John’s family had reached Salt Lake City where he spent the remainder of his 81 years. As a young man Bailey helped his father organize the Bailey and Sons Co., the first seed firm in Salt Lake City. Before long he had distinguished himself as the first man to ship alfalfa seed out of Utah. Bailey married Sophia A. Needham in 1872; she died in 1930 just one year before his own death. Mr. Bailey died December 4, 1931. The Baileys lived here until their deaths.
In 1932 one of John Henry’s sons Bert N. Bailey, is listed as resident. In 1933
John Henry Bailey Jr., a lawyer, became the owner and apparently rented the house.
1933-1934 Julius C. Anderson
1934-1938 John H. Bailey Jr.
1940 to at least 1943, Mrs. C. Harris
This is a two-story cube shaped house with a hip roof flared at the eaves, and a front center dormer window. There are three wooden front bay windows with leaded glass transoms and upper sash. The one-story front porch has a second floor balustrade and square columns with ionic capitals. The base of the porch and the house foundation are stone. There is a south side two-story carved bay window, and on both sides are a pair of chimneys with corbelled banding at the top. The house is similar to #169 next door built two years earlier, probably by the same developer.