Olive Hansen Home


Built soon after the settlement of Mayfield in 1873, this home is constructed of nearby rock with a stucco finish. It had two rooms on the main floor with a stairway leading to two upstairs rooms. A lean-to was built on the east side of the house.

Jorgen P. Carlsen with his wife and family were the first occupants of this home. Mormon Church President Brigham Young stayed overnight in this house on his way from Salt Lake City to St. George. He was driving a horse-drawn buggy. When asked what he would like to eat he answered, “A bowl of bread and milk.” LDS baptisms were performed in a creek nearby; afterward, those who were baptized came to the Carlsen house for confirmation. Jorgen’s daughter Minnie and her husband Peter H. Hansen and their family lived in the home. In about 1930, the lean-to was removed and additional rooms were built on the east side of the house. In the early 1920’s Angus Hansen inherited the home from his mother, Minnie. He and his wife Olive raised a family of three girls.

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476 North 100 East
Mayfield, UT 84643



Olive Hansen Home