This home is on land once owned by Heber C. Kimball who sold it to William Tucker in 1872 (all of Lot 2, Block 2, containing 52 rods). Tucker sold a part of Lot 2 to Heber C. Kimball’s daughter Sarah Kimball Seckels and her husband Louis Seckels in 1888. They built this beautiful home in 1889. Louis was in mining and real estate. In 1902 he was Sec and Treas. of the Watseca Gold Mining Co. In 1893 the Seckels sold the home to Joseph E. Oppenheimer and his wife Phoebe S. who however, they did not live in the home. Their relative Elias S. Oppenheimer, bookkeeper of the Siegel Clothing Co. lived there. The Oppenheimers sold their home to Cynthia Ann Eldredge Spence and William Charles Spence in 1905, and the Spences occupied the home until after their youngest son was married in 1923. William C. Spence was the Transportation Agent for the LDS Church. He was born in London, came to Salt Lake Valley where he met and married Cynthia Ann Eldredge. They were the parents of eight children.
Subsequent owners are:
- Ezra & E. Reed Lindsay 1955-1970
- Donal Ferrin 1970
This two story asymmetrically planned home has a segraental front bay. Tuscan posts, turned balustrade and modillioned cornice identify the porch. Windows have elaborate Victorian eclectic surrounds and pedimental headers. – D. Diana Johnson