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In 1870 at the age of seventy eight, Elias Adams, local pioneer and brick maker, built a two story brick home complete with basement at 2000 East Gentile.  He was assisted by Joseph, Joshua, and Hyrum Adams.  One of his sons rigged up a pulley system to transport buckets of water to the house from a spring in a nearby hollow.

In the winter of 1886 Elias fell off the porch onto the frozen ground.  He died of his injuries a few days later on February 17, 1886, one day before his ninety fourth birthday.


First Brick home in Layton
Photo taken in 1898.  Left to Right: Delbert H. Adams, Caroline Adams Stoddard, Hyrum Adams, Hyrum Rufus Adams seated in buggy


SOURCES: History of Davis County by Glen M. Leonard pg 123; Layton Historical Viewpoint Rebecca Adams Nalder;  Elias Adams The Pioneer, Memorial Dedication pg 24;

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