P. Harry Hutchinson Home

The 1929 Salt Lake Tribune Article says:
A new home, to cost approximately $10,000, is to be built soon in Bonneville-on-the-Hill for P. H. Hutchinson of this city. It will be a two-story house of colonial design and will contain several rooms. Slack W. Winburn is the architect.

Preservation Utah’s 52nd Annual Historic Home Tour of Federal Heights said in their printed guide:

Following the celebration of America’s centennial in 1876, the Colonial Revival style became popular across the country. So too in Utah where, according to architectural historians Thomas Carter and Peter Goss, it was extremely popular for several decades in the early 20th century. For many, the Colonial Revival style hearkened back to an idealized period in America and evoked a certain nationalistic sentiment.

In 1929, Philip and Elise Hutchinson commissioned Utah contractors Alston and Hoggan to construct this Colonial Revival home. Whether the Hutchinsons were influenced in the design of the home by a sentimental sense of history is unclear. But being from the South, the traditional values communicated by the house certainly fit the southern social conventions that they brought with them. In 1940, for example, their daughter Elizabeth made her formal “debut” in their home state of South Carolina.

Because Classicism was the basis for various Colonial styles, the primary visual references here are Classical in nature: arched Palladian windows and doors; columns framing the front entry; and a “broken” pediment above the door. This configuration with an offset or “side-passage” door is a variation of Georgian architecture (prevalent in the late 1700s) called “Two-Thirds” Georgian, because it displays two rather than the more common five “bays” or openings in the front façade. Note the “hipped” or “pyramidal” roof. Fashionable at the time, these roofs were both stronger and more expensive than traditional gable roofs.

1299 East 3rd Avenue in The Avenues in Salt Lake City, Utah