Io designed a master plan for the Historic Orson Hyde House in Spring City, Utah. Orson Hyde is a significant figure in Utah history and in the heritage of the LDS Church. The site is significant as a representation of traditional 19th century pioneer-era homesteading within the context of early Mormon town planning, complete with a large granary, ice house, and stable all made of stone construction.
The master plan for the project included a re-creation of the site’s original barn, as well as the implementation of a series of fenced pastures and orchards. The area around the main house was fenced in early pioneer tradition. That enclosed area now provides a kitchen garden, small outdoor patio and play lawn, as well as an old-fashioned clothesline.
With a prominent Main Street location, this rehabilitation project is a substantial backbone for the overall character of Spring City’s National Historic District.
April 29, 2006