The Crossgrove House, built circa 1885 and later expanded, is a two-story brick vernacular classical residence. The Crossgrove House represents a multi-generational family’s contributions to the Draper community. Three generations of the Crossgrove family lived together through the most important decades of Draper’s development. The first owners, James and Martha Crossgrove, were notable farmers and ranchers; James also started a brickyard and was a brick mason during the late 1800s. The second owners, Baynard and Matilda Crossgrove, lived in the house and oversaw the transformation of the family holdings into a large-scale poultry farm. Their daughter, Hulda, was the third owner of the property. Hulda was an educator at the Draper Park School for many years. The house remained in the family for over 100 years, until 1999.
George Henry Cottrell built this five room, one and one half story, straw colored brick home circa 1905.
It was built on a give foot high granite rock foudation to prevent the house from sinking into a swampy area.
He lived in the home until 1908 when he had a farm accident and died a few days later. The home was then rented for twelve years.
In 1920, Heber J. and Matilda Smith and their three children purchased the home and four acres. The Smith family lived there from 1920 to 1958. Two more children joined the family and a multitude of blessings were poured down upon them.
In 1958, Heber built a new home to the north, and once again this home became a rental home. In 1983, Pete and Terese Larkin bought the home and did extensive remodeling to the interior, made a roof conversion and two additional rooms were added. In 1991, Clyde and Kelly Anderson purchased the home and lived here until 1995 when Brent and Jane Tucker became the present owners.
Built 1899-1900. The Dunyons lived in this home until the depression. In 1940 W.B. Enniss purchased the home and in 1956 it was purchased by its present owners. This 1 and 3/4 story Victorian style building is built from orange brick. The home has always been a family home. It has been modernized over the years as new inventions came along. It is now modern for the time. This was one of the first large Victorian homes built in Draper. It was the first to have electric lights. Restored by R. Parry and Pauline Greenwood from 1956-1993.
Built circa 1905. Joseph Neilsen, a school teacher and farmer, his wife May, an accomplished musician and composer, and their 5 children lived in this home. The ownership of the home was transferred within the family for years. After the family sold the home it had numerous owners and renters. At one time it was divided into apartments. It is a Queen Ann 2 1/2 story red brick home with a granite foundation. The home was built on 5 acres with a large orchard, a garden, and an expansive front lawn. Restored by Vincent and Sherry Simmons in 1978.
12825 S Fort St – Built in 1901 One of a number of substantial late Victorian residences along this country road, the Joseph and May Nielsen house is, compared to the typical housing stock of turn-of-the-century rural Utah, an elaborate and stately, near mansion-like, residence built in circa 1901. The house has a central block with a tall hipped roof with two Queen Anne inspired projecting bays, to the left (or north), a wide half-octagon bay with a broad decorative gable, and to the right (or south), a smaller but taller three-quarter, semi-detached octagon tower. The house has a central staircase core that originally had a passageway, between the foyer and rear kitchen, beneath the staircase (now closed and housing a central heating furnace, installed ca. 1950s).
Located at 12441 S 900 E in Draper, Utah and designed by School District Architect Niels Edward Liljenberg, the Draper Park School was constructed in 1912, replacing an 1883 school on the same site. The building was named in honor of Dr. John R. Park, a leading figure in Utah’s educational history and early school teacher in Draper. The school originally accommodated both elementary and junior high school students. Additions were made to the south of the building in 1928 and to the east in 1963. In 1938 a mural depicting the history of education in Draper was painted on the interior by artist Paul Smith as a WPA project. The school was converted into the Draper City Hall and community center around 1980 and is the home of the Draper Historical Society.
Located in the backyard of the Willard Boulter Enniss Home in Draper, Utah, this building was the Bishop’s Storehouse at least for the time that W.B. Enniss was the local bishop. His signature can still be seen on the lumber inside.
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This Victorian Eclectic red fired brick home, known as “The Castle” was built in 1898 for $3200. Furnishings and landscaping added an additional $1200. A pipe from Corner Canyon resulted in this being one of the first homes in Draper with running water. Lights where first provided by coal oil, then acetylene and by 1912 electricity. Coal/wood stoves furnished the heat. The original home on this property, probably built in the 1870’s is was a granite cobble rock cottage that still stood behind the main house until recently.
Mr. Enniss served as a bishop of Draper for 12 years and he entertained many L.D.S. Church Authorities in his home. He had the bishop’s storehouse in his backyard and it still stands today.
Mr. Enniss helped bring electricity to Draper, served in the State Legislature and was President Of Draper Irrigation Company.
The Akagi family has owned and maintained the home and farm since 1947 until recently, the subdivision and park behind the home are named after them.
Aurelius W. Fitzgerald was educated in Draper and became a prominent sheep farmer. He built this home in 1898 for his bride, Mary Ellen “Nellie” Brown. It is constructed of adobe brick with a granite foundation. In 1912 a two-room basement and two rooms on the main floor were added, replacing the old back porch. The house was completely remodeled in 1952 when electrical wiring, plumbing, closets and lights were added throughout. The entire upstairs floor has remained vacant and unfinished for over 100 years. In 1994 Clay & Collette Leavitt began remodeling the house to return it to its original period look. The kitchen floor was refinished with 10-inch wide pine planks salvaged from the old granary behind the house. The tall silo behind the house was part of the milk house that was one of several buildings in the barnyard.
The Fitzgerald House, constructed in 1898, is a 1 1/2″ story brick Victorian Eclectic residence located on Fort Street. The house is locally significant for its association with the rise of sheep-ranching families in Draper at the turn of the twentieth century. The period of significance spans the productive lives of sheep ranchers, Aurelius W. and Nellie Brown Fitzgerald, and their son, Aurelius B. Fitzgerald, from 1898 to 1960. The prosperity of Draper ranchers during this period is represented by four Victorian-era mansions along Fort Street. Built around the same time as the mansions, the Fitzgerald House is more modest in scale, but features Victorian Eclectic ornamentation similar to its larger neighbors, retains excellent historical integrity, and is a contributing resource along Fort Street in Draper.
Built in 1929, the Joseph and Mina Mickelsen House is a large, one-story, hip-roofed bungalow with wide caves constructed of striated brick in a stretcher bond. The building is significant for its association with the development of Draper in the first half of the twentieth century. For much of the twentieth century, the poultry business was the single most important economic force in Draper. Sources estimate that nearly one-third of Draper’s workforce was associated with the poultry industry during the peak years between the 1930s and the 1950s. Joseph E. Mickelsen was the Secretary, Tresurer, and Manager of the Draper Egg Producers’ Association Inc., for over forty years. Just across the road from the poultry feed mill and egg producers’ plant, the house he shared with his wife Mina Wadley Mickelsen was a community showplace and gathering spot for leaders in the poultry business and other community members. The house was moved from its original location at 1020 E. Pioneer Road to 782 E. Pioneer Road in 2002, and was rehabilitated in 2002-2003 by Rob and Jan Perry as a historic federal tax credit project for use as an office. Despite the move, the house retains its historic integrity and is a significant resource within the City of Draper.
Joseph E. and Mina Mickelsen
This one-story hip-roofed bungalow was built in 1929 on property now occupied by the Draper City Hall. When built, the house was a showpiece with the first colored bathroom fixtures and first automatic watering system in Draper. When demolition threatened the home at 1020 E. Pioneer, community members mounted an effort to preserve the home as an example of historic preservation for the community of Draper. Through the efforts of Katie Shell, Lynn Kimball and other members of the Draper Historic Conservation Commission, the home was obtained by Rob and Jan Perry in 2002.
Moved to its present location and carefully restored as office space, this historic asset is situated in an identical orientation on property originally owned by Samuel and Verda Gray Crane. The land specifically purchased to relocate this local historic jewel was enabled through the generous co-operation of the Lorna C. Rogers family.