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John R. Baxter, Sr. House, 1903 12 West 200 North

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This one and on half story house is an good example of Victorian pattern book design in Spring City. It illustrates influences of the Queen Anne style with gable shingling and an ornate spindled porch. The family rented rooms while they lived in the house. It was designed to accommodate a 4’x4’x4’ lead-lined cistern on the second floor to provide water pressure to the first floor. Baxter, mayor from 1894-95, was a prosperous merchant and built this tribute to his success in 1903 diagonally across Main Street from his store. Jens Peter Carlson, a local mason, did much of the masonry work. The Baxter family owned the house until 1985. It was restored in the 1990s.

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