This 1903 vernacular cottage is typical of some of the snail houses built in Salt Lake at the turn of the century and contributes to the character of the district.

Walter T. Pyper, a Salt Lake City businessman, worked for Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. Pyper, the son of Alexander and Christina Dollinger Pyper, was born on August 3, 1876. He married Delia Tergensen in 1903 and after her death, he married Marie Sorensen.

Pyper attended the Utah State Agricultural College in Logan. He was then hired by Horace G. Whitney to work for Utah-Idaho Sugar. He was the assistant secretary and treasurer for that company.

In 1913, Pyper moved to a new house on A Street.

A vernacular cottage with original columned porch and railing with turned balusters intacted. Hipped roof, one story house.

Located at 156 4th Avenue in the City Creek Canyon Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah.