From evidence of title search, sanborn maps, and city directories, this home
appears to have been built in 1893 for Rhoda Mabel Young Witt.
Rhoda Mable Young Witt was born February 22, 1863, in the Lion House. She was a daughter of Brigham Young and Lucy Bigelow Young. She was the 54th child of Brigham Young. She married Daniel H. McCallister in 1879. They had one son. She married Brigham Witt in 1888. They had one son. She was a resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at this time. In 1898 she married Joseph A. Sanborn. They had two sons and one daughter.
Mrs. Sanborn unveiled the statue of her father in the nation’s capitol. She was a genealogical worker. She lived in this house until about 1903, Her mother, Lucy Bigelow Young, also resided here in the late 1890’s. In 1903 Sanborns moved to a new home at 709 N 1st W. In 1910 they moved to Seattle, Washington. They returned to Salt Lake and to this home in 1920. Mr. Sanborn died in 1929 and she resided here until her death in 1950.
Rhoda Mabel Young Witt deeded this home to Lucy Bigelow Young in 1897. The children (Susa Young Gates and Rhoda Mable Young Sanborn) regained the property after Mrs. Young’s death in 1905.
From the hipped gablet roofed central mass of this two-story home a gabled bay projects in front. Distinguishing features of the bay and gable are the eclectic detailing and round arched window at the second story level. Windows of the home have segmental arches or stone lintels. Beltcourse and quoins are ornamentally corbelled. The front porch configuration is not original. In the rear the two story porch enclosure has aluminum siding.