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My Dream House

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title My Dream House
Description in their place. We changed from steam-healed radiators to forced air heat (I've been told this house had the first steam radiator system) Next we lowered the ceilings to the top of the ornamental windows. We installed one of the first dishwashers in town About 1936-1937 we carpeted the from rooms From Southeast Furniture Company we purchased the same style carpet that was used in the University of Utah women's lounge. We insulated the house, put cement around the from and side of the house, built a garage and driveway west of the house When Justus F. was born in 1941. we added soft water Having been to the Wool Growers' convention at the Hotel Utah. JO. had enjoyed the soft water so much he bought one before we came home. We continued to improve something each year. Then in 1952 we made major changes We redid the kitchen, taking out the pantry and two small windows, replaced them with one large window on the east side of the kitchen, and finished a room in the half-basement. (When the foundation was cut through for a doorway, we found how solid the "questionable* foundation was.) The screen porch was removed from the south side of the house and replaced by an office/second living room with a fireplace and two walls of glass, the basement stairway was moved to a corner of the new living room. At last 1 had a sunshiny room and could "move out" of the dark north rooms The house now looked pretty nice, but we needed to improve the bathroom to equal the kitchen and living room, so we installed new fixtures. cabinets, and a big mirror, took out the wall between the two small bedrooms, built in a large closet, had the remaining ceilings lowered, and replaced one small closet with a small dressing room. Our street pavement had been unsightly for years, so in 1965 when Justus F. was getting married, we put in new sidewalks. In 1966 we put new green carpet throughout the house 1 didn't care for it much at first but chose it because 1 like green and it is an easy color to accessorize. Now I love it. It has been in over 30 years and doesn't even show wear. A sturdy wool/nylon mix I think it will last through the millennium. But I'm glad too tired to redecorate again. Each improvement made me happier. I love the house better than ever, and worry that I may have to leave it before I die. Now it is others who yearn to see the inside of "MY home." 156
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Identifier 166_My Dream House.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326458
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326458