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Marriner Eccles Home, Logan

Perhaps one of the most significant historic figures in the history of Logan City and the Cache Valley, Marriner Stoddard Eccles is remembered as an astute young businessman who later played a major role in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a millionaire by age 22 and a leading banker in the country. During the Great Depression he became involved with the creation of the Emergency Banking Act of 1933 and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Later, he was appointed by President Roosevelt as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, serving between 1934 and 1948. Eccles built a house in Logan in 1913 and has an eclectic array of Spanish Revival, Classical, Italianate, and Prairie style architecture.

Robert and Barbara Guy purchased the home in 2006 and began a series of restoration projects. One of the largest projects completed on the home was the removal and repair or all of the home's 62 wood windows. Other projects include removing five layers of wallpaper from most of the interior walls, as well as the repair and restoration of almost 20 radiators. All existing door knobs were reinstalled with some requiring work from the local key smith. It was all the little details that made this restoration project such a labor of love for the owners.

The exterior of the home also had restoration projects such as adding 40 feet of wrought iron fencing built to match the existing fence, as well as the replacement of a deteriorated wood grape arbor on the side of the home. This home, located in the heart of Logan's historic Center Street Historic District, still embodies the rich life of success and hard work that Marriner Eccles possessed.

Utah Heritage Foundation presented the award to Robert and Barbara Guy.