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Carolyn Watrous Taylor

Carolyn Watrous Taylor

Carolyn Watrous Taylor

Carolyn Watrous Taylor is the eldest child of Ray and Mildred Bates Watrous, owners and operators of the Home and Garden Variety store that used to be located at the intersection of 1700 East and 1700 South.  She grew up in the neighborhood from 1941-1958.  She returned to the family home at 1650 East 1700 South in 1967 and lived there until 2010.  Carolyn and husband Dr. Kim Taylor are the parents of five sons.

Audio Interview

Here is an interview with Carolyn recollecting her years in the neighborhood. The soundtrack is followed by a summary and index of the interview.

The interviews and related files are shared with the written consent of the interviewee under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. (Note: Index times are approximate. Variations in browsers and operating systems may cause some timing discrepancies. Please use the audio player controls to fine tune the section you’re interested in.)

Interview 1 (08/29/2015, duration 56:05)


This is a collection of photos provided by Carolyn.  Click on any photo to open the full-size image.  Captions are available on the full size image.  You can move through the collection by clicking on either side of the full-size image.  Click “close” to return to this page.

Ray and Mildred Watrous, 1980
Family home, 1682 E 1700 S
Family store
Family store-stage 3
1650 East 1700 South
Swimming Pool


The following is a three-part series, “Everest Raymond Watrous – a Sugar House neighborhood business pioneer” by Elaine Brow, about Carolyn’s father on

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