This 1903 vernacular cottage is typical of some of the snail houses built in Salt Lake at the turn of the century and contributes to the character of the district.
Walter T. Pyper, a Salt Lake City businessman, worked for Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. Pyper, the son of Alexander and Christina Dollinger Pyper, was born on August 3, 1876. He married Delia Tergensen in 1903 and after her death, he married Marie Sorensen.
Pyper attended the Utah State Agricultural College in Logan. He was then hired by Horace G. Whitney to work for Utah-Idaho Sugar. He was the assistant secretary and treasurer for that company.
In 1913, Pyper moved to a new house on A Street.
A vernacular cottage with original columned porch and railing with turned balusters intacted. Hipped roof, one story house.
This 1916 house follows the style of the pattern books. It has been altered
but still adds somewhat to the character of the district. The owner, Samuel G. Spencer, was a Salt Lake City businessman.
Spencer was involved in business in Pleasant Grove before he moved to Salt
Lake in 1903. In Salt Lake, he was foreman of the Salt Lake Knitting Company and manager of Ensign Knitting Company. He operated a small grocery store and made popcorn for the resorts. He also built apartment buildings later in his life.
pencer, a member of the LDS Church, wrote a church pamphlet on Joseph Smith and was president of the Northern State Mission for one year.
He was a polygamist and lived in this home with his fourth and last wife,
This two story house has been covered with aluminum siding so it is hard to
tell the style and features of it.
This 1903 two-story house combines the pioneer and house pattern book forms. It contributes to the character of the district. The owner, Vernee L. Halliday, was a businessman in Salt Lake City.
Halliday was born in England on February 10, 1852. He came to Utah and
settled in Prove where he served as a member of the Utah Legislature and as Utah County Clerk. He lived In Salt Lake for forty years and was a member of the Ensign High Priest Quorum. He also served as a patriarch.
Halliday was the manager for the Viavi Company in Utah and Idaho. The
Viavi Company manufactured medicines.
This two story house is a combination of pioneer and house pattern book
forms. It has diamond-shaped and circular windows. There is a Greek Revival type cornice and frieze. The porch has a flat roof and the main roof is gabled.
This 1899 pioneer vernacular house has been altered, but it still adds to the
character of the district. This home was built by Vernee L. Halliday and was rented as two separate units to members of his family or the public.
The one story pioneer vernacular has stucco over adobe or brick. The roof is gabled. The plan is “T”. The porch and frame shed addition have changed the appearance.
A late pioneer Victorian style, this house was built in 1904. It is a good
example of simplified Victorian and Cambridge styling and has a nice design in form and massing. -The owner,-John H. Coombs, was a Utah, educator.
John H. Coombs was born in Pay son, Utah on March 21, 1877. He taught in
Payson and was principal of the Pleasant Grove school before he came to Salt Lake In 1901. In Salt Lake, he was principal of the Lincoln and Lafayette Schools. In 1917, he became principal of Byrant Junior High School and in 1920 he became the principal of East High School.
This house Is a one and one-half story brick house. It is a late pioneer
Victorian style. It has two Roman arched windows on the second floor and picture windows with leaded glass on the first floor. It has segmented bays and large side gable. The roof is gable-with hipped dormers. It is a good example of simplified Victorian and Cambridge with formal classical elements with undisciplined Victorian elements. It has a nice design In terms of forms and massing.
This 1919 Prairie style bungalow is typical of the houses built in Salt Lake
during the period and contributes to the Historic District. The owner, Vern L. Halliday, was employed by Utah Power and Light Company.
Halliday was born February 13, 1889 in Pleasant Grove. He was a son of Joseph and Louisa Halliday. He attended the University of Utah. In 1913, he married Marqureite Snow, a daughter of Franklin Richards Snow.
Halliday worked as a timekeeper and recorder clerk 1909-1911. He also worked as chief clerk of the service department in Salt Lake and Logan, traveling auditor, general auditor and assistant treasurer.
One story Prairie style bungalow with hipped roof
This 1919 Prairie Style .bungalow is one of the better small Prairie bungalows in the city. The owner, Charles I. Wolfe, was a manager of the Auto Sales Company.
One story prairie style bungalows with hipped roofs. There is careful detailing on especially the twin square brick porch piers. It is among the better small Prairie bungalows.