Peter Lindberg Home

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Built in 1874, this two-room, one-story house was built of white adobe brick made on the site. Given the two front doors, it may have been a polygamous house for two families. Three, six-over-six windows alternate with two doors. The vernacular dwelling has Federal lintel caps but no other ornamental trim. the house is now stuccoed, but retains its character. Peter and Johanna Lindberg bought the residence in 1895 and had fieve children here. Peter made fine adobe bricks, as well as hog bristle brushes and good chokecherry wine. Johanna was a thin, sweet woman. The children played with a wagon in front of the house and the family often went down to the slaughterhouse for cookouts.

The youngest daughter, Esther Lindberg, graduated from Wasatch Academy and lived here after the family left, never marring and becoming a recluse. After she died in 1983, the home sat vacant and deteriorating. Iluana and John Gurr bought it in 1989 and restored it. A guest, Peter Rock wrote of it: “Things moved in the house. there is a girl who lives here and she knows how to stay behind you, to keep at your back; no matter how fast you spin, how certain you are, you’ll never see her. She hoards pens, pencils and scissors, she stirs shadows at the window. If you leave the room, she will drink your water. The radio and computer rouse her curiosity; she changes channels, she touches the keys but cannot spell her name. She returns to watch you sleep. She watches you but she is never malevolent. She’s happy you are here. this is a house where it’s impossible to be alone.”

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72 South 500 West
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647

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Peter Lindberg Home