WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
SOLON FOSTER HOME
St. George, Utah
LOCATION110 South 100 West
St. George, UT 84770
Southwest corner of 100 West and 100 South
Plat A, Block 10, Lot 6 on the old pioneer map of St. George.
37° 6' 22.49" North Latitude, 113° 35' 8.64" West Longitude
2,716 feet MSL
Tax ID# SG-XXX-x-x-x
HISTORYThe lot shows up as owned by Solon Foster on the old pioneer map of St. George.
Later it was owned by A. B. & Rosilla Brooks Andrus.
Before his death, Mr. Andrus secured a loan of $6,000 from the Bank of St. George to remodel the home. The cost of the job far exceeded the estimate and another $7,000 loan was obtained. Because of Mr. Andrus' poor health, he was unable to meet the payments and the bank threatened foreclosure. Rather than see the old home sold into strange hands, two of the Andrus sons, Calvert and George, obtained a G.I. loan and paid off the mortgage.
In August of 1948, Mr. & Mrs. Andrus deeded the home to the boys who assumed payment of the loan. The property was described as:
North 1/2 East 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 10, Plat A.
A.B. & Rosilla Brooks Andrus
Calvert and George Andrus