The fort in Mendon, Utah, like many others around Utah was built by putting cabins in rows and then filling in the gaps.

D.U.P. Marker #573 says of the Peter Sorensen cabin:

This original log home was first constructed as a part of the Mendon Fort in 1859. It was owned by Ole Peder (Peter) Sorensen (from Denmark), one of the first settlers of Mendon.

The two rows of 25 log homes in the fort were built close together, facing each other. Peter with his wife, Fredrrika (Rikke) Andersen Sorensen, and three children lived in this home and then moved it to a lot one block south of here when the Mendon Fort was dismantled in 1864.