This imposing house was built in 1921 for Wallace and La Blanche Hunter. To some extent, its prominence stems from its location on a hill at a corner. But visually it carries its own gravity both in its monumental character but also in its Neoclassical elements, particularly its symmetry and distinctive columned porch. The ornamentation is understated-“egg-and-dart” molding in the columns, dentils in the trim, and brackets under the eaves. Together, these elements are intended to give the home a dignified character. As with the house at 1261 2nd Avenue, this rather austere design represents a turn away from the perceived decorative excesses of the late 19th century.
Wallace, La Blanche, son Wallace (Brownie), and daughter Bonnie lived in the house until the mid- 1930s. Wallace was an insurance agent and managed the regional office for the Kansas City Life Insurance Company as well as dabbling in local real estate. He and La Blanche were members of the Salt Lake Country Club and avid golfers. (In 1928, La Blanche was elected captain of the women’s team.)
(text from Preservation Utah’s 2023 historic tour pamphlet)