Constructed in 1904, this ship-lap sided frame cross-wing house contributes to the historical nature of Spring City and retains excellent historical architectural integrity. Marsden Allred was a long-time occupant of the home.
The Lyceum Theater, later known as Victory Hall, was constructed in 1915 by John Baxter. The theater was used for school productions, plays, and convocations through the 1940s. Later the theater served as an LDS cultural and recreation center.
The Lyceum Theater, later known as The Victory, was constructed about 1915 by John R. Baxter, Jr. (1888-1978). It featured silent films and later “talkies.” The “hall” was sold to the LDS Church and served as a recreational center until 1976 when the cultural hall addition to the LDS chapel was completed.*
William Sandstrom built this two-story frame and adobe commercial building in 1911. The first floor operated as a pool hall with a dance hall above. Later in the century, it was operated as a grocery store. It also served as the post office and, during the 1930s, had a WPA library on the upper floor. At one time it was occupied by the Dahl family.
Located at 37 N Main St in Spring City, Utah
William Sandstrom (1877-1911) built this two-story adobe-lined, wood frame commercial building about 1911. The first floor operated as a pool hall with a dance hall above. After Sandstrom’s death, James W. Blain ran a grocery store here and in the teens it was the post office. It also served as a bicycle shop, WPA library, and Dahl’s Grocery.*
The original stone house (northern section) was built for Ruben Warren Allred c 1864, making it one of the oldest in town. It was expanded by a 1909 brick addition on the south and further altered in the 1970s by the stuccoing of the exterior walls. Rueben Allred, a native of Tennessee, came to Utah in 1849 then moved to Manti in 1853. From 1855 to 1860 he served as bishop of Fort Ephraim. He settled permanently in Spring City in 1861 and lived in this house until his death in 1884.
This one-and-one-half-story hall-parlor house of locally fired yellow brick was built in the mid-1870s. A rear addition was added in the 1890s. Adler, born in Sweden, was a convert to the LDS Church. He and his wife arrived in Salt Lake City in 1858. They later moved to Spring City where three of their children were born.
From Sanpete.com: This one and one half story yellow brick house was one of the first fired brick houses in Spring City. It is a hall-parlor plan with a rear lean-to addition. Neils Adler (1828-1921), an early Utah immigrant, joined the LDS church in 1853, was in Spring Town by 1867 and died at the age of 93 in Castle Dale, Utah.
Best remembered as the Arthur Johnson Meat Market, this two-part commercial block with its false front was most likely built in 1905 by the original property owner, Alvin Allred. Arthur Johnson was the son of local judge and United States Congressman Jacob Johnson.
From Sanpete.com: Best remembered after 1916 as the Arthur Johnson Meat Market this small brick building was actually built in 1905 by Alvin E. Allred (1828-1921). Arthur Johnson (1883-1969)was the son of Judge Jacob Johnson. The store is now home to Joe Bennion’s Horseshoe Mountain Pottery. The building is a two-part block, false front commercial structure. The building’s gambrel roof replaced an earlier gable roof. Several potter’s kilns are located behind the building.
In 1898 Alex Justesen purchased the land from Simon T. Beck and built this brick Victorian cottage. The brick used to construct this house was fired by H.H. Omansen. Several outbuildings remain, typifying the agrarian pattern of the Mormon village. The house has been in the Watson family since 1909. Two rooms were added to the rear of the house in 1916.
William A. Ford, a blacksmith, built this frame and adobe house with clapboard siding about 1880. The house is a hall-parlor plan with a rear addition. Ford’s blacksmith shop was located west of the house. The house was sold to Edward Sahlberg about 1920. John R. Baxter purchased it in 1927, and it still remains in the Baxter family (as of 2001).
From Sanpete.com: William Ford, a blacksmith, owned this adobe-lined, wood frame house. The hall-parlor has a rear addition, form that is not uncommon to the area. Ford’s blacksmith shop was likely situated to the west of the house. The house was sold to Edward Sahlburg about 1920. John R. Baxter, Jr.(1888-1978), owner and operator of the nearby confectionery and Lyceum Theater lived here for many years. Baxter’s descendants still own the home.
Lauritz Larsen built this one-and-one-half-story adobe hall-parlor house in the 1860s. The house was later stuccoed. Lauritz passed the house on to his son and daughter-in-law, Lauritz O. and Deseret Anderson Larsen. “L.O.” was a merchant, manager of the Young Men’s Co-op, and LDS Bishop from 1904 to 1913. The house was later occupied by the town music teacher Ernest B. Terry. Terry was the LDS Bishop from 1942-1947. The house was owned from the late 1970s to the late 1990s by the notable Sanpete County painter, Ella Peacock.
This small native stone house was built in 1860 for the family of Paul Kofford, a Danish convert to the LDS Church and early pioneer. The mason was Peter Olsen Hansen, who was paid a young steer and two dollars per day to work on the house. The house originally consisted of a large front room with a fireplace and two rooms at the rear. Small houses like this were common in Spring City, but few remain today.
One of Spring City’s earliest stone houses it was built for Paul E. Kofford (1813-1891) (aka Koffoed) by stonemason Peter Olsen Hansen (1850-1926). Kofford, a Dane, was as a translator between Scandinavian immigrants in Spring City and the English speaking pioneers. He had learned English during his early career as a sea captain. The house plan is uncommon with a front facing parlor followed by two rooms at the rear. Paul’s son Charles acquired the house and resided there for many years. The house was renovated and restored in 2005.