Robert & Elizabeth Johnson Home

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Built in 1860 by Robert & Elizabeth Johnson, the house speaks of dedication to a work ethic and commitment to a religion. A long and strenuous trip from England as young Mormons presented the family with many challenges including a very close call for their young child on the voyage over and enduring a miscarriage at 9 months due to a fall after arriving in Salt Lake City. Accepting a call to move to Manti, Robert supported the family making adobe and doing other odd jobs until he could secure a farm. By 1860 he was prosperous. They lived in the house their entire lives.

The Robert Johnson house is significant architecturally as an example of early Sanpete Valley domestic vernacular design. architecturally as an example of early Sanpete Valley domestic vernacular design. This two-story hall and parlor house, often termed an “I” house by folklife specialists, was a symbol of local economic and political achievement.
The home has been painstakingly restored, practically unaltered from the original building. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a private residence.

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103 East 300 North
Manti, UT 84642

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Robert & Elizabeth Johnson Home