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Reed Smoot House
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View from the southeast
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Location 183 East 100 South
Provo, Utah
United States
Built 1892
Architect Kletting, Richard K.A.; Smoot, Reed
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference No. 75001831
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Added to NRHP October 14, 1975
Designated NHL December 8, 1976

The Reed Smoot House, also known as Mrs. Harlow E. Smoot House, was the home of Reed Smoot from 1892 to his death in 1941, and is located at 183 E. 100 South, Provo, Utah, United States. Smoot was a prominent US Senator best known for advocacy of protectionism and the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

Smoot himself drew the first designs for the house, and Richard K.A. Kletting completed the design. The house cost over four thousand dollars to complete. "Victorian Eclectic in design, it is a Stately, solid, early Mormon square block home with some Victorian exuberance displayed in the detailing. The home is linked with Utah's early political and religious history, and is the site of several visits from U.S. presidents in the early twentieth century (Historic Provo p. 20)." This house was nominated to be named to the Provo City Landmark Register on April 28, 1995.

The house today

After Smoot and his family moved to Washington D.C., the house was vacant for some time. Eventually, Smoot's son, Harlow, moved into the home. After being defeated for re-election in 1932, Smoot didn't return to live in the home on a permanent basis, choosing instead to spend his time in Salt Lake City and in Florida, where he died in 1941. Harlow Smoot and his wife continued to live in the home until their deaths and descendants have retained the home and kept it in excellent condition since that time. The house still contains many of the original furnishing, including the family china, a collection of pitchers, and a collection of paintings by Lee Greene Richards.

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