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William D. Kuhre House

Built in 1890 in a Victorian Eclectic style, this house was substantially remodeled in 1910 with features more typical of early twentieth-century architecture. This remodeling included the addition of the front porch and a new roof. The house was built for William D. Kuhre, who was born in 1863 in Ephraim to Danish immigrants. Two years later his parents were killed there by a band of Indians under Chief Black Hawk. Kuhre was adopted by John and Ellen Dobbie, who subsequently moved to Salt Lake City. In 1881 Kuhre gained work as a bookkeeper at the Pioneer Ore Sampling Mill in Sandy. He later became a partner in Jensen & Kuhre Lumber & Hardware Company, one of the most long-lived businesses in Sandy. Kuhre was elected mayor in 1901 and served on the school board for many years. He moved during the 1930’s, but the house remained in possession of the family until the early 1960s.

The above text is from the plaque on the home, placed in 1991. The home is located at 8586 South Center Street in the historic sandy area of Sandy, Utah