||On Ma v 13 & me et1 no was called to discuss building a fort. Wall supervisors Jahu Cox, Thomas Woolsey, Sr., William S. Seely, and John Tidwell, Sr. were appointed. Groups of ten men four groups to each side, and work was complete, due in part to the capable leadership Of the supervisors. Houses were then constructed inside, utilizing the fort walls as Yorgen Jensen were set apart as his counselors. By then there were about 800 inhabitants who had 1, 200 acres of ground already under Although, against the advice of Brigham Young, some settlers, including Andrew Madsen, soon erected homes outside the fort, block and a half south of the fort. Then the history of the house itself began. and two upstairs, was built with adobes made from clay found in its backyard. The exterior was later stuccoed as a means of preservation. A wel1, under the buiIding, provided the family windows adorned the front door and the door in the hall. During ensuing years the house was witness to church and c:vi1 events as well as in Longsdorf, pp. 51-5 3. 10Andrew Madsen built a home a block no-tb house is still used. Madsen was the author' s great-grandfather.