Francis Armstrong House
A profound example of Queen Anne architecture, this 1892 mansion served as the residence of one of Salt Lake City's wealthiest and influential men, Francis Armstrong. Armstrong started as a mill worker and invested his income in several successful area businesses and real estate ventures. An entrepreneur and businessman, Armstrong was also a member of the city council and mayor of Salt Lake in 1886. As was the case with several leading founders of Salt Lake City, Armstrong practiced polygamy and his two wives bore numerous children.
Backstory and Context
"Historical Note." Francis Armstrong Family Papers, Accn 1795, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah. Accessed, January 29, 2018. http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv71011
Tullidge, Edward William. History of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City: Star Printing Co., 1886. \
Whiteside, Henry O. "Nomination Form: Francis Armstrong House." National Register of Historic Places. May 23, 1980. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/ae56f07c-ff0a-4db0-9d05-c6f4f8c7f176
Mansion, built 1892: By Jonathan Mauer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21608822
Staircase: By Deborah Garner of the RoadWrites blog: https://roadwrites.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/armstrong-mansion-salt-lake-city/