Built in 1898 by Antone Nielson, the granite rock for the foundation was brought from the temple quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The first floor was built 3 feet above the ground because of high ground water and possible flooding from the south willow creek.
This built is a Folk Victorian, 2 1/2″ story structure with a brick exterior. The intricate parquet wood floor was entirely hand cut and layed, then nailed in place. The remaining wood moldings were all carved from redwood.
Restored by Peter & Tatiana Lawson and Carl & Kim Clark from 1988-1993.
The N.S. Nielson House, built in 1890, represents the economic prosperity enjoyed in Mt. Pleasant due to the successful Intermountain livestock industry. N.S. Nielson, born in Sweden in 1848, was a prominent local sheep rancher and businessman. The house is an outstanding example of eclectic architectural design in rural Utah.
The Anson Call home, located at 1201 N 200 W in Bountiful, Utah is one of the older homes in the area and a very cool historic home, there’s a lot of content online about it being haunted and it is even owned by a paranormal investigating company that gives tours.
Built c. 1861, this house is significant as the reported site of the signing, in September 1872, of the final peace treaty that ended the Black Hawk War between Mormon settlers and Indians in the area. William S. Seeley was prominent in the establishment and subsequent growth of the City of Mt. Pleasant, serving for nearly thirty years as the LDS Bishop in the community and concurrently as mayor for a total of seven years. Seeley lived in this house, reportedly the first built outside the walls of the pioneer fort, until his death in 1895.
The house is also significant as a well-preserved example of the central passage plan, a house type common in Utah from 1847 to 1900 but relatively rare in Mt. Pleasant. The rear additions were built c, 1880 and c, 1910. While the house has been covered with stucco, as was common with many adobe buildings, it is significant as one of the oldest and best preserved pioneer era structures in Mt. Pleasant.
The weather vane on top of the Relic Home is from the Old North Ward Church which was demolished in about 1950, donated by Joan Stevens McAllister in memory of her father, Arnold Stevens.
The Best-Cannon house is an excellent example of a Queen Anne Victorian cottage in Salt Lake City. It was designed by the firm of Monheim, Bird and Proudfoot, architects for the Salt Lake City and County Building, and built in 1893 by W.A. Wright for Elliot M.S. Best and his family. Best, an agent for the Morse Coe Shoe Company, built the west addition in 1897 for a cost of $85 as a dance studio for his daughter. The Bests lived here until 1906 when Angus M. Cannon, Jr., and his wife, Kate Lynch, bought the house.
The house is a good example of an English Tudor period cottage. The steep roof pitches, large front chimney, round arched entry and multicolored brick are elements of this style. The property has been owned by members of the Pierpont family since 1962. The Pierpont name is well known due to Thomas Pierpont, who was prominent in the steel and foundry business. Other owners of this home include Albert and Pauline Taylor (1937 to 1953) and Ralph and Elaine Bringhurst (1953 to 1962).