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Lars & Petrea (Monson) Larsen House, c. 1883 85 North 100 East

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This large stone house, built by Peter Monson, is a distinctively Scandinavian type known as a “parstuga” or pair house consisting of a three-room-wide floor plan. In this example the east façade contains is a central gable above the second story door and the entry. The large stone rear addition to the west gives this example the appearance of a cross-wing house. Monson came from Sweden and was a miller by trade. He left this business to become a farmer and built this fine stone house c. 1883 for his daughter Petrea and son-in-law Lars Larsen. The house was deeded to Petrea in 1890. Peter Monson lived in a two-room adobe house to the east.

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  1. Allen Roberts
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    If Peter Monson was a miller and a farmer, not a mason, how could he have built such a fine stone house? Did son-in-law Lars Larsen (is he the one living 1852-1924?) help him build the 1883 addition? I.e., was Lars a stone mason? I think he may have been. So, who actually built the 1871 part, and the 1883 part? Please share you information and insights as I’m writing about Spring City’s pioneer masons and need to know.

    Thanks, Allen Roberts, Architect/Historian
    allen@crsa-us.com; 801-635-6918 in Salt Lake City

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