This house which was built in 1906 is typical of the house pattern book
“box style” and has some Victorian characteristics. Walter C. Squires, the owner, was a barber in Salt Lake City. He worked with other members of his family and had shops in downtown Salt Lake and in the Templeton Building.
Ezra O. Best, the contractor, lived in the area on 4th Avenue and built a
number of houses on the Avenues and in the City Creek area.
This two story brick house is similar to the house pattern book “box
style” and some Victorian feeling. The square pierced porch has probably been added but it is compatible. There are square and segmented bays and large windows There is a scarcity of wood trim. The roof is hipped.