The front portion of this house was built by Anders W. Winberg because of whom to it is significant. Winberg was born April 30, 1830 in Lund, Sweden. He was converted to Mormonism as a young man at a time when strong opposition had prevented the establishment of a LDS Church in Sweden and had forced the expulsion of two early missionaries. At the spring conference in Copenhagen in 1852 Erastus Snow assigned Winberg and Nels Carson to make another attempt. In April of 1853 they organized the first church at Shoenabaeck, followed by three more that year. In 1854 Winberg emigrated to Utah. Family tradition relates that he built half of the original house in that year and the other half after returning from a mission in 1856.
He worked variously as a blacksmith, clerk, realtor, and merchant. In 1875 he founded The Bikuben, the official Scandinavian organ of the Church. He presided over the Scandinavian meeting and was a member of the high council of the Salt Lake Stake for many years. He married Andrina Wilhelmina Friese, by whom he had a son and several daughters who at various times lived in this house and adjacent houses now destroyed. The house remained in the Winberg family into the 1970″s.
One story (stone?) adobe vernacular house. The house appears to have a three opening façade and probably adheres to a “Rectangular cabin” type floor plan. The exterior is plastered and the house is largely obscured by a screened in front porch which extends in both directions past the ends of the house. Though altered, the wrap around porch is thought to be original.
Located at 560 North 200 West in the Capitol Hill Historic District in Salt Lake City, Utah.