Nils O. and Josephine Anderson Home

  • Built in Ephraim, Utah 1868
  • Replicated in 1996

Nils was a Swedish immigrant and his wife, Josephine Overlade Anderson, was Danish. The Andersons had nine children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. Nils was renowned for his skills as a marksman, ox trainer, storyteller, puppeteer and leather braider. Their home was one of the better constructed houses in town and one of the first to be built of fired brick. It began as a two-room dwelling with a sleeping loft, but was later expanded to a four room house. The Scandinavian architecture featured bright, spring-like interior colors to offset the dreariness of the cold winters.