Front of the Morris-Grundy home

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

MORRIS-GRUNDY HOME

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

151 N. Main Street
St. George, UT 84770


HISTORY

Originally, a smaller home built in 1890 occupied this site.

The current home was built in 1901 by Emma Packer Morris. It is constructed of hand-made adobe and faced with red, fired brick, which was a popular material at that time. The design is classic Victorian, and large panel windows and expensive wood trim are indications that no expense was spared. The mulberry trees still around the house date back to 1890.

The home later passed to Isadore Grundy, Mrs. Morris' daughter.

The building is currently used for "Jake's Old House/Life Is good Shop", carrying the popular Life is good brand of clothing and accessories. The shop also includes, Desert Artisan Gifts, featuring 36 local artists creations.


BIOGRAPHY

Emma Packer Morris TBD

Isadore Grundy is Mrs. Morris' daughter.


PHOTOS

Front of the Morris-Grundy home
WCHS-00187 Front of the Morris-Grundy home in recent times
        Back of the Morris-Grundy home
        WCHS-00189 Back of the Morris-Grundy home in recent times

Other WCHS photos:
WCHS-00186     Photo of the plaque in front of the Morris-Grundy home
WCHS-00188     Photo of the the front (east) and south sides of the Morris-Grundy home


REFERENCES

Landmark and Historic Sites: City of St. George
First Edition,   January 2, 2009,   pp. 14-1 through 14-5
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department

Landmark and Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
Second Edition,   Revised 2011,   p. 50
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department