A one and one-half story brick house has very wide, plain frieze and hip roofed dormers with narrow side lights. There are square segmented bays. The house has some unusual features.

This house, built in 1903, is typical of the house pattern book plans used at the turn of the century. The owner, Joshua A. Paul, was a leading educator in Utah.

Paul was born January 20, 1863. His father, James Paul, was a master woodmaker and his mother, Elizabeth Evans Paul, was a social worker. Paul graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in 1880 and a masters in 1898. He graduated from Wesleyan College of Illinois with a Ph. D. in 1905.

Paul taught at the University of Utah from 1880-1889. He moved to Logan and was president of Brigham Young College from 1891-1894 and president of the Utah State Agricultural College from 1895-1897. In 1897, he was called on a mission to England. When he returned in 1899, he became president of the Latter-Day Saint College and the LDS Business College. He was president from 1899-1906. In 1900, he was also an assistant editor for the Deseret News. In 1906, he became a professor of natural science at the University of Utah and he taught there from 1909-1929.

Paul lived in this home from 1905-1909 when he was president of the LDS College.

Located at 220 Canyon Road in the City Creek Canyon Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah.