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At 317 E. Main St. in American Fork is the Delbert and Ora Chipman House.  This home is significant as the earliest known surviving example of the Tudor Revival Style in American Fork.  The residence originated as a small, late-1870s adobe farmhouse on the outer edge of the city’s original plat.  Radically remodeled and enlarged in the 1930d, the house has since remained virtually unchanged.  The property, including the large frame sheep barn located on the site, is also significant as it documents the social and economic influence of sheep production in American Fork and Utah County prior to WWII, when it was the local economy’s most important industry.  Delbert Chipman, whose career as a sheep raiser spanned several decades during the 20th century, was the third in his family line of prominent American Fork agri-businessmen.

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