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Samuel Douglass House, 215 N. Main St. in Payson, Utah was built in 1874 and later substantially altered. It was updated to include Bungalow/craftsman architecture in 1912, and won a high school civics class award.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It is also a contributing building in the Payson Historic District, which was listed on the National Register in 2007.

A Utah State Historical plaque on the front of the house reads:

Samuel Douglass House

Built in 1874 and expanded c. 1894 and 1912, the Samuel Douglass House is architecturally significant in Payson. It is an excellent local example of the vernacular interpretation of nineteenth-century Greek and Gothic Revical styles subsequently adapted to twentieth-century Bungalow and Arts and Crafts styles. The house is also significant for its unique, original floor plan, which remains easily discernable.

Samuel Douglass was born in 1850 in Salt Lake City, moving to the Peteetneet community in 1863. He followed his father in the general merchandise business and served in several civic positions. He married Emma Jane Dixon in 1874 and was recognized as a successful businessman and supporter of important civic projects such as the Strawberry Valley Project. His house was wired for electricity in 1897 and was also amoung the first in the community to have running water installed in 1902. The architectural changes made to the house in 1912 reflected growing optimism in the area and incorporated the latest Bungalow and Arts and Crafts styles.

Samuel Douglass
Born March 1, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Son of William Douglass and Agnes Cross
Brother of Margaret Sarah Douglass, Agnes Douglass, William John Douglass, Matilda Douglass, Eliza R. Douglass, Joseph Smith Douglass and Mary Elizabeth Douglass
Husband of Emma Jane Dixon — married October 26, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Father of Mary Estelle Douglass
Died August 6, 1918 in Payson, Utah, Utah




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