|First home of my Great Grandparents, John and Elizabeth Brooks, Farrington. Located at 559 Third Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. |
"A 3-story octagonal tower with a bell-curved hip roof, carved stonework, and decorative brick windows stands at the southeast corner of this ornate 2-story Queen Anne home. A gable, supported by large brackets, extends over a second floor balcony that tops the first floor porch. Brick and stone detailing, such as the carved stone plaque on the second floor between the balcony and the tower, are used abundantly on the exterior. The original wooden front porch columns and balusters have been replaced with wrought iron."
The Architect was H. H. Anderson and built in 1894 for Joseph Johnson, manager of the accounting department at Consolidated Wagon and Machinery Company, sold to John Farrington, December 1902. In 1918, the home was purchased by Dr. John J. Galligan, whose family remained in the home for several years.
John Farrington was the owner of John Farrington Livery Stables; Salt Lake Hack Line; Home Carriage Company and Farrington Garage.
Grandpa Frank told me his bedroom was on the second floor where the tower is; to the right of the stone plaque.
This is the home that John and Elizabeth lived in when they made their trip to the "Old Country" (England & Wales) and France; May 4 - September 29, 1909.