Joseph built a much smaller and modest home for his family, but with some nice architectural features. The home was on 3rd North past 4th West in Salt Lake City, just behind where West High now sits and before the railroad tracks. I have not yet found a photo of that house.
Recently, I came across a very interesting letter not by, but about Joseph. I think it's an important part of his story:
Bro. Ridges appears to have ended his years in very humble circumstances. It's not entirely clear if he got his stipend back. More research is required. I do know that his descendants remain justifiably proud of him and the famous Tabernacle Organ.