Located on Main Street in Mount Pleasant, Utah at the west end of town, Peel Furniture Works was formerly the Brooklyn Creamery.
- Mt Pleasant, Utah
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 Kinema was originally the Star Theatre in 1922. L.C. and Nada Lund ran it and when their son, L. Trux Lund took over he renamed it to the Kinema. It and the next door Queen City Dance Ballroom never recovered from the fire in February of 1990.
William Stuart Seeley House / Relic Home Museum
Mount Pleasant Utah’s First House
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.
Below are the historic homes located in Mt Pleasant, Utah that I have documented, sorted by which street they are on.
|500 West||400 West||300 West|
|500 W Homes||400 W Homes||300 W Homes|
|200 West||100 West||State St|
|200 W Homes||100 W Homes||
|100 East||200 East||300 East|
||200 E Homes||300 E Homes|
|400 East||500 East||Other N/S roads|
|400 E Homes||500 E Homes||Other N/S roads|
|500 North||400 North||300 North|
|500 N Homes||400 N Homes||300 N Homes|
|200 North||100 North||Main St|
|200 N Homes||100 N Homes|
|100 South||200 South||300 South|
|100 S Homes||
|300 S Homes|
|400 South||500 South||Other N/S roads|
|400 S Homes||500 S Homes||Other E/W roads|
Mt. Pleasant is one of the places claiming to be the geographical center of the state, I’ve seen 3 so far.
After taking lumber out of Pleasant Creek Canyon in late 1851, a band of Mormon colonists from Manti led by Madison D. Hambleton returned in the spring of 1852 to establish the Hambleton Settlement near the present site of Mt. Pleasant. During the Walkara (Walker) Indian War, the small group of settlers relocated to Spring Town (Spring City) and later to Manti for protection. The old settlement was burned down by local Native Americans, so when a large colonizing party from Ephraim and Manti returned to the area in 1859, a new, permanent townsite was laid out in its present location—one hundred miles south of Salt Lake City and twenty-two miles northeast of Manti.
Among the founding settlers were Mormon converts from Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and the eastern United States. By 1880, at which time Mt. Pleasant was the county’s largest city, with a population of 2,000, more than 72 percent of its married adults were foreign born. This ethnic diversity had an important impact on village life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For decades, five languages were commonly spoken in town, creating confusing and sometimes amusing communication problems.
Posts about building located in the Downtown / Main Street area Mount Pleasant are on this page.
Posts about historic homes in Mount Pleasant are on this page.
Spring City was first known as “Allred Settlement”. The original settlers in 1852 were under the leadership of James Allred and most of them were his family members. When an LDS ward was organized there in 1853, Ruben W. Allred was appointed the first bishop. The settlement was abandoned in the summer of 1853 because of ongoing conflict with the indigenous people of the area, the Ute people, including San Pitch Utes (Sanpete county derives its name from the San Pitch Utes). The village was reestablished as “Springtown” in 1859 by William Black, George Black and Joseph S. Black. Christen G. Larsen was made bishop of a new LDS ward in 1860. Beginning in 1853, the Allred family and other church leaders had begun to encourage Danish immigrants to settle in Sanpete County, and, particularly after the community was reestablished in 1859, to join the Allred Settlement. By the mid-1860s locals referred to the north side of town as “Little Copenhagen” or “Little Denmark”. Spring City was also a site of fighting during the Black Hawk War.(*)
Historic Buildings in Spring City:
Historic Homes in Spring City:
Peter Johansen House
I found this gorgeous house at 800 North and Center Street in Castle Dale.
This one and a half story victorian farm house was constructed in 1912 for Peter Johansen, builders were Charlie Jacobsen, carpenter, with Lois Christensen and Mill Peterson brick masons. A cattle rancher, Peter Johansen was born May 14, 1861 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and first came to Emery County as a herder for the Mt. Pleasant cooperative herd.