George M. Cannon House

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George M. Cannon House
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George M. Cannon House is located in Utah
George M. Cannon House
George M. Cannon House is located in the United States
George M. Cannon House
Location720 E. Ashton Ave.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates40°43′10″N 111°52′11″W / 40.71944°N 111.86972°W / 40.71944; -111.86972Coordinates: 40°43′10″N 111°52′11″W / 40.71944°N 111.86972°W / 40.71944; -111.86972
Arealess than one acre
Built1890
ArchitectJohn A. Headlund
Architectural styleLate Victorian, High Victorian Eclectic
NRHP reference #83004419[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 18, 1983

The George M. Cannon House, built in 1890, is an historic Late Victorian mansion located at 720 East Ashton Avenue (2340 South) in the Forest Dale area of Salt Lake City, Utah. It was designed by noted Salt Lake architect John A. Headlund for George Mousley Cannon (December 25, 1861 – January 23, 1937), a member of the Cannon family, a prominent Intermountain West political family. In 1889 George M. Cannon had bought Forest Farm from the estate of Brigham Young and created the subdivision of Forest Dale and later the larger town of Forest Dale, which existed from 1902 until 1912, when it was reabsorbed into Salt Lake City.[2][3] Brigham Young's Forest Farmhouse was moved in 1975 from its location near this house to the This Is The Place Heritage Park for restoration.[4][5][6]

On July 18, 1983, the George M. Cannon House was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is the only separately listed property in the Forest Dale Historic District, which was added to the NRHP on April 23, 2009.[7]

Today the George M. Cannon House is the Parrish Place Bed and Breakfast, so called because each of its guest rooms is named for a different Maxfield Parrish painting. Its current owners are Jeff and Karin Gauvin, whose 2006 quest to purchase the house was featured on HGTV's House Hunters. Reruns of the program have been shown as recently as October 19, 2009.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Microsoft PowerPoint - Forest Dale National Register Historic District January 22, 2009 Presentation Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Sheri Murray Ellis and Ellen W. Nelson, NRHP Nomination form for the District
  4. ^ Microsoft PowerPoint - Forest Dale National Register Historic District January 22, 2009 Presentation at p. 33 Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Sheri Murray Ellis and Ellen W. Nelson, NRHP Nomination form for the District, p. 7
  6. ^ State of Utah markers and monuments database
  7. ^ Microsoft PowerPoint - Forest Dale National Register Historic District January 22, 2009 Presentation - colored map on page 9 shows the boundaries of the town, subdivision and district, while colored aerial on p. 36 shows it in relation to I-80 Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Parrish Place website
  9. ^ Parrish Place contact page