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Home is Where the Heart Is

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Home is Where the Heart Is
Description sunken and filled up with irrigation water, so we filled it in and planted new lawn. A patio was added to the west, and we enclosed the porch off the kitchen, which made it more serviceable. When the home was built in 1897, its location and its beauty attracted the attention of local people and visitors traveling through town. In its prime. Mr. and Mrs. Larsen, who were leading ML Pleasant citizens, entertained many prominent people, including LDS Church President Joseph F. Smith, Heber J. Grant, James E. Talmage, the Governor of Utah, Mayor of Salt Lake, and other general authorities and military officers from Salt Lake and other areas. We lived here for ten years and returned to California to live for the next 45 years. We rented the home fully furnished with antique furniture, but It gradually deteriorated. In 1976 Denis and Terri Andelin purchased it and restored it to its natural beauty again. It became known as the "Mansion House Studio of Photography." Later, they remodeled the three upstairs bedrooms in an early American decor and added period furniture and opened it up as the "Mansion House Bed and Breakfast Inn." It recently changed ownership and is now called 'The Larsen Bed and Breakfast Inn," using the name of the original owners. While living in Glendale, California. Jay worked for Lockheed Aircraft and as a real estate broker. I owned and operated four beauty salons for 15 years employing approximately 50 people. Our second historical home was built by Mr. and Mrs. N.S. Nielson in 1890. By 1892 they had added various stylistic components. This home is an outstanding example of eclectic architectural design in rural Utah. This two-story brick house with basement has a tower topped by wrought-lron cresting. At the corner of the front entrance is a circular Queen Ann porch with a conical roof supported by stylized Tuscan columns. Mr. Nielson was a serf for royalty and wanted to incorporate the styles of his native country in his home. Mr. Nielson was bom in Sweden and came to Utah in 1869 with his sister, Hannah. He first worked as a farmer and miner, and then in 1883 he purchased his first flock of sheep. By 1900 he was one of the leading sheep ranchers in Sanpete County, owning a herd of 10.000 head. He later became president of the Mt. Pleasant Commercial and Savings Bank and served one term as mayor in 1896-97-just 100 years ago. He also built a co-op mercantile store across the street from his home. 9
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326717
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326717