This home off 1700 South in Salt Lake was built in 1894 for William and Margaret Ann Cornick. Margaret’s brother, Seth Rigby, had previously owned the land where the home was built. They operated a farm on the remaining Rigby property.
William and Margaret Ann raised three children in this home. After their passing, their son Clyde and his wife Ruby took over the home. They added on a brick sunporch during their tenure. Ruby ended up dying on the sunporch at age 90.
The property used to contain a two-story barn with a hayloft, a toolshed, a chicken coop and a vegetable garden. All of these elements have since been removed.
The home has since become an office space and is now surrounded by other commercial buildings, but still maintains its historic charm.
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This is located at 1727 South Major Street in Salt Lake City, Utah
Perry and Agnes Fitzgerald House
The Perry and Agnes Fitzgerald House, a brick Victorian-style cross-wing, was built circa 1870. It is significant for its association with the development of Draper from the pioneer era to the first half of the twentieth century and likely the oldest surviving brick house in Draper.
The house is an excellent example of pioneer craftsmanship in the former agricultural outpost. Perry Fitzgerald was among the first settlers in Draper. He helped built the first fort in Salt Lake City and supported his family by farming, raising cattle and sheep, and by breeding horses. Of his three wives, the brick house is most closely associated with his third wife, Agnes Wadsworth Fitzgerald. Perry and Agnes Fitzgerald had thirteen children. The majority of these children remained in Draper and became prominent citizens. The home remained in the Fitzgerald family hands until it was sold to Draper City in 1999. The house retains remarkable historic architectural integrity and contributes to the historic resources of Draper, Utah.
The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#04000404) on May 6th, 2004.
Ross Hame, also known as the historic William Harvey and Sarah Seegmiller Ross House, was constructed 1922-1923. William Harvey Ross was president of the Gunnison Valley Sugar Company and a business partner to famed chewing gum industrialist William Wrigley, Jr.
Ross Hame and its grounds are locally significant as they represent a rare collaboration between three important Utah architects, namely Walter Ware, Alberto Treganza, and Georgius Cannon. Ross Hame was designed during the final year of Ware and Treganza’s eighteen-year partnership and was a project its architects were particularly proud of as evidenced by their submittal of the home’s plan to a 1924 exhibition in Los Angeles sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. Although such estates continue to shape Holladay’s twenty-first century identity, very few of Holladay’s first-generation estates have survived excessive alteration or outright demolition and even fewer have retained much of their historic landscape. In the case of Ross Hame, however, the house, its adjacent stable/caretaker’s cottage, and much of its landscape convey the original intent of their designers, and grants the passerby a rare glimpse into Holladay’s rural past which contrasts greatly with the city’s twenty-first-century redevelopment.
The house was built c. 1877 for Joseph Tattersall, an early settler of Beaver City. It is one-and-a-half-story tall building constructed of black rock – a hard, dense volcanic stone that is commonly found in the nearby foothills in small outcroppings; it was a fairly common historic building material used in Beaver. The house features a steeply pitched roof, end-wall chimneys, two dormer windows, center gable with a door, and two bay windows that are located on the main façade. The home is the work of Thomas Frazer, a Scottish pioneer stonemason who did a lot of building in Southern Utah, particularly in Beaver.
Located at 195 North 400 West in Beaver, Utah
The John George Moroni Barnes house was constructed c. 1884, with an 1896 addition, this brick home is an excellent example of Victorian design. Designed by William Allen, it stands as a monument to its original owner, John George Moroni Barnes. Born March 5, 1860, in Kaysville, Barnes became one of the town’s leading businessmen and helped in founding Kaysville’s first bank.
Located at 42 West Center Street in Kaysville, Utah
The John George Moroni Barnes House is significant because of its association with John G. M. Barnes, who succeeded his father, John R. Barnes, as the dominant business and political figure in Kaysville. It is also significant as an outstanding example of a Victorian mansion built in two sections and at least partially architect-designed. Because the integrity of both the older and the newer sections of the house have been maintained, one can discern the subtle changes that occurred during the construction of monumental houses within a ten to fifteen year period of the Nineteenth Century. William Alien, an architect known to have designed a number of important buildings in Davis County, including the Kaysville Presbyterian Church (1888), the Kaysville Tabernacle (1912), the Barnes Bank Building (1910), and the houses of Henry H. Blood, John R. Barnes, and Hyrum Stewart, is reported to have designed this house. The front and more recent section of the house has details that appear in other houses by Alien and seems to indicate that he had a hand in this one. Particularly unique to this design is the rounded bellcast roof tower with its unique gable roof dormer and the treatment of the second story door. The house was built in two sections for John George Moroni Barnes. The first section was constructed in the early 1880s, the second ca. 1896.
Barnes was born in Kaysville, March 5, 1860 to John R. and Emily Shelton Barnes. An early settler of Kaysville, his father became one of the town’s prominent citizens and by the early Twentieth Century owned the town’s leading store, its bank, its cannery, its mill, and operated one of the largest farms in Davis County. John G. M. Barnes left school at the age of fourteen to work in his father’s general store. Eventually he became its president and, through his involvement in other enterprises, succeeded his father as the town’s leading businessman. He was involved with his father in founding Kaysville’s first bank, he organized the Kaysville Irrigation Co. and was a pioneer in dry farming in Davis County. In this connection, he founded the Utah Fruit Juice Co., which, he said, was dedicated to proving that concord grapes and cherries could be grown on a commercial scale without the use of Irrigation. He was involved with his father in founding the Kaysville Canning Co. in 1902 and the Kaysville Milling Co. in 1904, and he established the Kaysville Brick and Tile Co., and the Kaysville Canning Corporation. He was vice-president and a director of the Davis and Weber County Canal Co., President of the Utah Canner’s Association, and a director of the National Canner’s Association.
Active in politics as a Democratic, and as a Populists in the 1890s, when that third party was a viable force both in Utah and the nation, he was elected Kaysville City Treasurer in 1882, served on the City Council from 1892 to 1896, was Mayor from 1898 to 1902 and again from 1922 to 1928, served in the Utah State Senate from 1901 to 1903, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900 and 1924.
Following Battles’ death in 1932, the house remained in the Barnes family until the early 1970’s, when the present owners bought it.
The home was listed on the National Historic Register (#82004120) on February 11, 1982.
The Original portion of the Barnes-Gibson Home was constructed of adobe in 1851 by John R. Barnes. In 1867-1869 he built the two story brick structure and it was purchased in 1941 by Mr. & Mrs. James R. Gibson.
10 South 100 West in Kaysville, Utah