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.
Evidence of title and directory suggests this house was built in 1904 for Jacob Forsberry Gates and his wife Susa Young Gates and is significant because of its association with them.
Gates was born in 1854 in Salt Lake City to Jacob Gates and Emma Forsberry. When he was ten his family was called on the “Cotton Mission”. He served a mission to Hawaii in 1876-1879 and graduated from the University of Deseret in 1881. He served a second mission from 1885 to 1889 as superintendent of the LDS Church’s sugar plantation at Laie, Oahu. Upon his return he took up residence in Provo where he remained for twelve years as a furniture dealer and served two terms as a Justice of the Peace. From 1902 to 1903 he served a mission in the eastern United States. Upon his return, he “built with his own hands a house at 672 N 1st West where his family resided in Salt Lake”. He worked at this time as a insurance and real estate agent and in 1905 edited a new version of the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian. He served a mission to Germany, 1913-1914 and upon his return took up insurance again. He later became recorder at the Salt Lake Temple.
In 1920 Gates and his wife moved across the street to 709 N 200 West. This house remained in the family, passing to a son Brigham Cecil Gates and his wife Gwenneth G. in 1933. They held it through 1940. In the 1920 f s it was home to Mrs. Emma Lucy Gates, internationally recognized singer.
Susa Young was born 1856 in Salt Lake City to Brigham Young and Lucy Bigelow, The first child born in the Lion House. She attended the University of Deseret where she was associate editor of the “College Lantern”, one of the earliest college newspapers in the west, the beginning of an active literary career in which she wrote for and edited every publication of the LDS Church. She wrote four books, including a biography of her father, and was active in church press relations. She was especially interested in women in the church and their activities. She was the chronicler of the lives of many prominent LDS women, editor of the Relief Society Magazine, involved in national and international women organizations. She organized the music department of BYU in 1878 and in 1897 organized the domestic science department there. She was founder and for eleven years the editor of the Young Woman’s Journal, later merged with Improvement Era.
This two story square, hipped roof “box” style house has been extensively
remodeled. The hipped dormer centered on the hipped roof and the Tuscan porch supports are characteristic features of the style popular in the early twentieth century. The enclosure of the porch at the second story has greatly altered the original character.
From evidence of title search, city directories and Sanborn Maps, this home appears to have been built about 1878. The first resident of the home was Joseph A. Silver.
Silver was born July 15, 1857, in Brooklyn, New York. He was married to
Ellen Watson and Elizabeth Fames. He had 14 children who survived him. He was president and manager of Silver Bros. Iron Works which was organized in 1886. He was active in making equipment for mining. He was a member of the LDS Church. He died February 11, 1930, Silver received the property from George C. Lambourne in 1878. Silver deeded the property to Louise M. Silver and her husband, James W. Silver in 1910. Silvers lived here through 1940.
This is a one-story house which appears to be a modification of a vernacular “gable-façade”, “T” plan. Exterior detailing such as the bay windows on the northeast gable and the bay gable on the southeast side suggest Victorian eclectic patternbook influences. Fluted rectangular columns support the porch. The southeastern hipped roof bay exhibits some rough faced stone lintels. – Tom Carter
The front portion of this house was built by Anders W. Winberg because of whom to it is significant. Winberg was born April 30, 1830 in Lund, Sweden. He was converted to Mormonism as a young man at a time when strong opposition had prevented the establishment of a LDS Church in Sweden and had forced the expulsion of two early missionaries. At the spring conference in Copenhagen in 1852 Erastus Snow assigned Winberg and Nels Carson to make another attempt. In April of 1853 they organized the first church at Shoenabaeck, followed by three more that year. In 1854 Winberg emigrated to Utah. Family tradition relates that he built half of the original house in that year and the other half after returning from a mission in 1856.
He worked variously as a blacksmith, clerk, realtor, and merchant. In 1875 he founded The Bikuben, the official Scandinavian organ of the Church. He presided over the Scandinavian meeting and was a member of the high council of the Salt Lake Stake for many years. He married Andrina Wilhelmina Friese, by whom he had a son and several daughters who at various times lived in this house and adjacent houses now destroyed. The house remained in the Winberg family into the 1970″s.
One story (stone?) adobe vernacular house. The house appears to have a three opening façade and probably adheres to a “Rectangular cabin” type floor plan. The exterior is plastered and the house is largely obscured by a screened in front porch which extends in both directions past the ends of the house. Though altered, the wrap around porch is thought to be original.
Evidence of title and directories suggests this house was built about 1892 by James Rouan, apparently a contractor, of whom nothing is readily known. It was sold in 1893 to John M. Eslinger. Eslinger came to Salt Lake in the early 1890’s. He joined the police department as a patrolman and rapidly advanced to sergeant and captain. He left the department in 1898 and subsequently became a “well-known” real estate dealer, A member of the LDS Church, he and his wife Carrie L. Eslinger apparently sold the house
on contract to Alfred Masterman in 1903, although Masterman did not receive title until 1914.
This is a one-story Victorian cottage with a main hip-roofed block and a projecting gabled front bay. The front gable has bargeboards and fishscale pattern wood shingle siding, and it has decorative scroll sawn brackets at the lower corners. This gable rests on a segmental bay with wood panelling below the windows. Walls of the house are covered with bevelled siding. The front porch has turned columns and brackets.
According to a building permit, this home was built in 1909. The one and one half story frame house was built at a cost of $3,500. The original owner of the home was Joseph Larson.
Larson was born about 1846. He was an employee of the Taylor-Armstrong Lumber Company. He died May 24, 1911. His wife, Clara, remained in this home until 1913.
The chain of title on the home is as follows:
- Jacob T. Raleigh to Clara Larson 1909
- C. Larson to N.H. Clayton Co. 1913
- N.H. Clayton Co. to Eva M. Thompson 1923
- E.M. Thompson to John L. Raynolds 1926
- est. of J.L. Reynolds to Beda Johnson 1936
This is a one and one half story house with a cross gable roof and front and side gables. The gables have projecting eaves with bargeboards, returns, and round attic windows. Windows have small square panes dentiled molding at the tops. The indented front and porch has square pillars and fluted doric columns on wood shingled balustrade. – Thomas Hanchett
Evidence of title and directories suggests this “tenement” was built about 1885 by James J. Wyatt. Wyatt, listed in directories as a plasterer, lived at 102 Pear and by the late 1880’s has disappeared from the directories. This building originally contained six very small apartments and was later expanded and remodeled into the present four units. A number of members of Bishop Alonzo P. Raleigh’s several families lived in here in the 1890’s and early 1900’s.
- 1885 Wyatt to Alonzo P. Raleigh
- 1902 Estate of A.P. Raleigh to Emily P. Raleigh
- 1903 Raleigh to Alice E. Browning
- 1907 Browning to Martin S. Lindsay
- 1918 Lindsay to Elsie E. Flynn
- 1920 Flynn to Anton Christensen
- 1925 Christensen to Christina Christensen
- 1930 Estate of Christensen to Anton Christensen
- 1937 Anton Christensen to Carl Peterson
- 1938 Peterson to Mathilda Waterstrom
- 1938 Waterstrom to Elizabeth Peterson
This number designation comprises four one-story brick units arranged in “row” fashion, I.E., the individual units share external walls. The “row” rises from west to east up a slope on goon and this change in elevation is witnessed in the row have two levels of gabled roof. Lean-to shed extensions occur to rear of each unit. The individual units in the row appear to be transformations of the basic “rectangular cabin” vernacular building type and the units are pierced, from west to east, in a “door-window-window” , “window-door-window”, “door-window-window”, “window-door-window-window” pattern.
The “row” of houses follows a pattern which seems to have been quite popular in early Salt Lake City. Sanborn-perris insurance maps from 1884-1898 reveal numerous “row” houses in both adobe and brick. This example remains one of the last vernacular “rows” extant in the city.
One other interesting feature of the house is the east side wall. The house
borders Wall St. On the east and at this particular intersection, Wall and 600 N do not come together at right angle. Wall St. cuts back to west at about a 60° angle. This house has a east wall which also cuts back to the northwest at 60 angle.
From evidence of title, city directories, and Sanborn maps, this home appears to 5 have been built in 1892. The original owner of the home was Harden Bennion.
Bennion was born October 7, 1862, in Taylorsville. He was a son of John and
Esther Ann Birch Bennion. He married Vilate Kiniball Nebeker on March 31, 1893, in Salt Lake. Bennion was active in state government serving as a state commissioner of agriculture, a state senator, and as secretary of state. He was also state chairman of the Democratic Committee. He was a member of the L.D.S. Church, serving in a number of leadership positions. He died October 12, 1936.
The chain of title to the property is as follows:
- Sidney K, Hooper to Harden Bennion 1892
- H. Bennion to Lucerne Land and Water Co. 1918
- Lucerne Land and Water Co. to Ernest M. Madsen 1925
- Esther Bennion to Vilate K. Bennion 1930
- V.K. Bennion to Harden K. Bennion 1934
- H.G. Bennion to Aurelia Bennion et al 1935
This is a two and one half story Victorian eclectic house. The hip roof central mass has gabled bays projecting from the front and east side. There is a gabled dormer at the peak of the hip. The bays have canted corner, pent gable returns and decorative window treatments. The plaster was probably added later and the porch posts are replacements.
This house was built in 1894 for the Reverend John D. Nutting. Nutting was born in Vermont in 1854, graduated from Oberlin Theological Seminary, and was ordained a Congregational minister. He came to Salt Lake in 1890 with his wife Lillis R.M. Nutting, and their three children. He was pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church, 232 W 400 North. In 1898 he was apparently called back to Oberlin. He evidently returned to Utah as he founded the Utah Gospel Mission in 1900 and traveled widely as its secretary through the mountain west. He edited a newspaper, “Light on Mormonism” as well. In 1904 the house was sold to Mrs. M.P. Peters, later Broadhead. In 1924 she sold the house to Laura E. Peters, her daughter, who was a school teacher.
The Reverend Nutting home is a 1% story frame structure with ship lap siding. Adhering to a scheme typical of many homes built during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the house follows a basic “T” plan formula which was then individualized by the use of elements such as wall dormers and ornamental trim as evidenced here in the gable peaks, the window surrounds and the front porch. The Nutting house is a well preserved, and, therefore, important example of a Victorian house type. It contributes significantly to the character of the central Marmalade Area of the Capitol Hill Historic District.