A Victorian “box style,” this house was built in 1903. It is representative of
the houses built in Salt Lake at the turn of the century. The owner, Frederick Ellis Barker, was a stenographer for the district court in Salt Lake and for other state courts.

Barker, a member of the LDS Church, was the mission president in Australia for three years. He also served as reporter for forty-nine general conferences.

Baker, a son of Simon and Jemina Nevery Baker, was born in 1862. He married Cecilia Sharp.

This house is simple Victorian “box style.” It is a house pattern book style.
There is a slightly curved façade on the extended front wing. The picture window has stone sills and lintels. There are segmented and square arched bays. There is a gabled portico with fancy pediment. The roof is hipped and gable. The house is ‘representative of the turn of the century and is typical of the quality of houses on the Avenues. New metal columns have been added which are too “light” to support the porch.

Located at 145 4th Avenue in the City Creek Canyon Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah.