Who Lived In Your House?

As we look through our Tax Appraisal photographs, we occasionally see the owners peaking out their front door, sitting on the porch, or children playing in the yard.  However, we recently came across a series of photos that really takes the cake. In these photos, circa 1936, a group of ten children followed the Assessor around their neighborhood striking various poses. The children are seen saluting, sitting on each other’s shoulders, posing with just the boys, then just the girls, holding a toy doll and tending to a real baby riding in a stroller.

Wouldn’t it be fun to research your home and see the people who used to live there?

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4 Responses to Who Lived In Your House?

  1. slcoarchives says:

    Thank you so much for your comment! I hope that you continue to follow our blog.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just stumbled upon your website today, and I’ve enjoyed looking at the historic pictures. Imagine my surprise when I saw these pictures- These homes are all on the street I’ve lived on in Sugar House for the last five years- Elm Ave between 800 East and 900 East. I had seen the historic photo of my own house (the last image in this sequence) but couldn’t believe that there were 7 children living in the house at one time (its a very small house). Seeing the sequence with the kids following from house to house makes a lot more sense!

  3. slcoarchives says:

    We often see the County appraisers in the photos as well, holding the sign that contains the tax number for the property. It is great to see them in their suits and hats back in the 1930s and 1940s. Thanks for reading the blog, Andrea!

  4. Andrea says:

    These pictures are just darling! I guess this is far enough in the past that the Assessor didn’t mind a bunch of kids running around, clouding up the pictures.

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