WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
JOHN LYTLE HOME
St. George, Utah
LOCATION210 West Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Northwest corner of Tabernacle and Second West
Plat A, Block 23, Lot 1 on the old pioneer map of St. George.
37° 6' xx.xx" North Latitude, 113° 35' xx.xx" West Longitude
2,xxx feet MSL
Tax ID# SG-XXX-x-x-x
DESCRIPTIONThe soil on the lot was really good and all kinds of fruit trees grew well there.
HISTORYJohn Lytle came to St. George in 1861 and built this house shortly thereafter. It was built of native materials, as were most of the houses of that period.
Lytle's son moved into the house to care for an aunt who was alone. He built her a small new home on the north part of the block and she lived in that the rest of her life. When she passed away, Lytle's son and his family moved back into the original house.
The house was sold to George A. Holt.
Holt later sold the house to Israel & Effie Pace.
George A. Holt
Israel & Effie Pace
BIOGRAPHYJohn Lytle was a blacksmith by trade. He was the mane/ [???] along with his brother, Andrew. It was Andrew who broke the press at Nauvoo that was printing the Expositer (the hammer he used is in the Bureau of Information in Salt Lake City).