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Lars and Agnes Jensen House

The Lars Rove and Agnes Work Smith Jensen house, built ca. 1885, is a one and one-half story hall-parlor with a cross-wing extending to the rear, and constructed of hewn log. There is no ornamentation on the house: its symmetrical façade is the only feature that defines it as a classical-style house. The house is significant for its association with the early settlement and the rise of agricultural production in the Orem area. The historic owners of the house, Lars and Agnes Jensen, owned a small farm and participated in Orem’s early agricultural activity. The house is also significant as possibly the only surviving log residence in Orem. During the early settlement of the Provo Bench (now Orem), log buildings were fairly common, but no known examples, except for this house, have survived as residences and only a few as outbuildings.

This home is located at 87 North 800 West in Orem.