A Modest Homestead: Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897Salt Lake City
: University of Utah Press
A Modest Homestead: Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897
When most of us hear the word adobe, the pueblos of the southwestern United States usually come to mind. In A Modest Homestead, Laurie J. Bryant sheds some light on the history of adobe houses in a place one might not expect— Salt Lake City, where nineteenth-century pioneers constructed crude adobe homes. Bryant, who has degrees in the earth sciences, including a PhD in paleontology, moved from California to Salt Lake City and found herself fascinated by the adobe buildings there and the stories of the ordinary people who built them. The result of that passion is this book, a culmination of six years of meticulous research.