Hancock Residence

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Identifier 001265
Source 016_001265
Title Hancock Residence
Subject Westminster College Woman's Board; Every Blooming Thing; Dwellings--Utah--Salt Lake City; Haunted houses--Utah
People Hancock, George R.; Hancock, Kate; Ferry, Kate see Hancock, Kate; Ferry, William M.; Ferry, Jeannette; Hollister, Jeannette see Ferry, Jeannette; Rimensberger, Carl Joseph
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Utah; Salt Lake County (Utah); Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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Further Information The photograph is in excellent condition. This is a copy of the original. On the back the following is handwritten in black ink. "Hancock Residence, Home of George R. and Kate Ferry Hancock. Mrs. Hancock is the daughter of Col. and Mrs. William M. Ferry (Jeannette Hollister Ferry). The first meetings of the Westminster College Woman's Board were held in this house. As of 10/20/05 the house is still standing at 444 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. It is presently the home of Every Blooming Thing, a flower shop. Mary Hollister Hancock, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Hancock, lived in this house until her death. The house is said to be haunted by her ghost." Col. Ferry purchased the home in 1901 and transferred it to the Hancock family. Col. and Mrs. Ferry spent considerable time in this home when they were visiting in Salt Lake City. They gave the Presbyterian Church the property where Westminster College is presently located. Carol Joseph Rimensberger inherited the home upon the death of Mary Holliser Hancock. Mr. Rimensberger was co-owner of Fendall's Ice Cream shop which was close to the Hancock residence. The Rimensberger family provided loving care to Mary Hollister Hancock for many years prior to her death.This photograph and information about the house was given to the Giovale Library, Westminster College, on May 5, 2003 by Carol Rimensberger Radinger, daughter of Carol Joseph Rimensberger.For additional information about the house see: Dunning, Linda. Specter in Doorways: the History & Hauntings of Utah. Alton, Ill.: Whitechapel Productions Press, 2003; Goodman, Jack. "A Bloomin' Example of Victorian Eclectic Along Salt Lake City's Busy 700 East." Salt Lake Tribune. May 29, 1999; Shepherd, Jerry. "Real Haunting: Ghost Story from Salt Lake City Business." Horizon: Salt Lake Community College, October 27, 1993; Brackenridge R. Douglas. Westminster College of Salt Lake City: From Presbyterian Mission School to Independent College. Logan, Utah: Utah Sate University Press, 1998.
Funding The Westminster College digital archives project is partially funded by the Masonic Foundation of Utah.
Publisher Westminster College
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2003, Westminster College. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Source Physical Dimensions Archival TIFF 3000 x 4600
Source Resolution 400ppi
Display Dimensions JPEG: 640 x 480
Bit Depth 8-bit
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836 XL flatbed scanner
Metadata Cataloger Krystal Powell
ARK ark:/87278/s6qc38gj
Setname wc_pc
Date Created 2006-03-10
Date Modified 2015-03-05
ID 1094423
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qc38gj