Hyrum Christensen Home

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One of the first brick homes in Mayfield, this clay came from the “brick hill” three miles south of Manti. The rock foundation was later covered with cement. The large parlor window and the dining room window are decorated with blue, green and gold beveled stained glass. The balcony door and the parlor door have beautiful etched glass windows. All the upstairs windows are round-arched with detailing in brick. The main floor windows are segmentally-arched. Victorian Eclectic in style the cornices have decorative trim and returns. The main floor has a parlor, dining room, bedroom, large kitchen with an attached pantry (later converted to a bathroom). The upper floor has three large bedrooms and an entry at the top of the stairs. The original stairs are quite narrow and have a sharp turn half way up; thus, the second floor furniture had to be hoisted up and brought in through the upstairs door.

Hyrum Christensen was the owner of this fine, brick home, built in 1907, but Roddy Nielsen did the actual construction. Hyrum was a successful farmer, businessman, mayor, bishop and state legislator. Electric lights were added to the home about 1915. Hyrum’s son-in-law, Nels Sorensen, bought the home in 1926 for $2,200. He and his wife lived here fifty five years until his death in 1980. After Mrs. Sorensen passed away in 1984, the home was purchased by Que and Linda Miller; Linda is the granddaughter of Nels Sorensen. The Miller’s are in the process of restoring the old home. Originally, the wood front porch had a balcony and railings, like the railings on the lower porch; but at some point, the balcony was replaces with the sloped roof. The home’s interior trim is in excellent condition and the hard wood floors are beautiful.

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224 N. 100 W.
Mayfield, UT 84643

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Hyrum Christensen Home