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Property Name Barrett-Homer-Larsen Farmstead
Reference Number 15000960
State Utah
County Utah
Town Orem
Street Address 63 N. 400 West
Multiple Property Submission Name Orem, Utah MPS
Status Listed 1/5/2016
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The Barrett-Homer-Larsen Farmstead, built in 1887 in Orern, Utah County, is locally significant under Criteria A and C. The property is being nominated under the Historic and Architectural Resources of Orem, Utah, Multiple Property Submission "Settlement and Agricultural Expansion: Mid-1870s-1913" for the "Establishment of Orem: 1914-1941" periods. It is significant under Criterion A in the area of agriculture for its association with a number of concurrent owners, each of whom had an impact on the property and its use as a farm. Originally called Provo Bench, Orern was established as an agriculturally based community of widely-scattered farmsteads. Thomas Barrett, the original owner of this house, homesteaded 160 acres ofland on Provo Bench for which he received a patent in 1886. Barrett was among the earliest settlers of Provo Bench and became involved in the fruit-growing business before selling his orchards to William Horner in 1908. Both Horner and his successor, Ariel Larsen, improved the fruit producing capabilities of the orchards, with Larsen replanting many of the orchards. The period of significance is 1887-1969, reflecting the original construction of the house up to when the Larsens sold the property. The remaining two-acre farmstead is an island in a now mostly urbanized setting. It remains a good example of agricultural development during the period of agricultural expansion and prosperity in Orern in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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