The Antone Nielson Home
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.
This pump house has been a favorite for people who like ghost stories and haunted things in the area for as long as I can remember. A lot of websites call it the Benjamin Pump House even though I think it’s technically between Lake Shore and Palmyra.
These pump houses are for irrigation water and aren’t that uncommon, but the fact that so many kids talk about made me want to at least document it.
There are haunted places websites talking about a man getting caught in a machine and dying and another man trying to get him out and getting his arm caught and also dying. They also say there are unexplained lights and noises at night.
Another very common mix up for people is they go to the Larsen/Moran House and call it the pump house, it wasn’t a pump house, it was a residential home.
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.
Raging Waters, a large water park in Salt Lake City, Utah later became Seven Peaks Waterpark and then closed down. I stopped by to get some photos and video clips and document it before it fades away.
While I was there I noticed the grass had just been burned, I didn’t realize it was only two days prior until I got back and looked the park up online and saw this article. It turns out just a couple of weeks later there was a fire in the office (see this article) so I’m glad I went when I did.
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.
Movies 8, located at 2424 North University Parkway, Provo, Utah opened in October 1988 and was a very popular spot for local families and students for over two decades and after slowing down for a few years finally closed after 29 years in March of 2017.
It was Cinemark’s test location for “dollar theaters” and at one point in 1992 was bringing in more revenue than any of the other 150+ Cinemark locations in the US.
The following are from my friend Chris Sirrine’s album: