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Manti in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

L.R. & Clara Anderson House

 
 
L.R. & Clara Anderson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. L.R. & Clara Anderson House Marker
Inscription. This Victorian Eclectic and Queen Anne style house remains as one of the most distinctive architectural landmarks of Manti. The house, which initially consisted of only two rooms, was begun in 1896 by Lewis R. (L.R.) Anderson. After he returned from a two-year LDS mission, he began construction on the staircase and upper bedrooms, adding the back bathroom, kitchen, and basement by 1899. The last addition was made in 1915 when he built a large bay window in the dining room to display Clara's plants. The chicken coop and brick carriage house were built in the 1920s.
L.R. was a wool broker and rancher, served as mayor of Manti (1902-08), was a member of the Utah State Legislature (1913-17), and was an LDS church stake president and temple president (1943-59). He and Clara, married in the Manti Temple in 1895, raised four girls and three boys in this home. They entertained LDS general authorities, civic leaders, and numerous businessmen here. Clara was temple matron, held many positions in the Relief Society, and was president of the Manti Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. L.R. and Clara lived here until their deaths in 1968 and 1978, respectively.
 
Erected 1998 by Division of State History.
 
Location. 39° 15.454′ N, 111° 
L.R. & Clara Anderson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. L.R. & Clara Anderson House Marker
38.244′ W. Marker is in Manti, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 542 South Main Street, Manti UT 84642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Presbyterian Church of Manti (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Fort (approx. half a mile away); Manti Carnegie Library (approx. half a mile away); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manti City Hall (approx. mile away); Log Fort (approx. mile away); John Patten House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manti.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
L.R. & Clara Anderson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. L.R. & Clara Anderson House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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