Abraham L. Severson
The original roofline of the Severson House was lost in a fire many years ago, along with a mansard-roofed tower on the west side. (See first page.) The now-restored building retains many other original details, including a bracketed cornice and elaborate window enframements.
According to local tradition, this house was a wedding gift from Sever H. Severson (1840-1897) to his son Abraham Lincoln Severson and his wife Emma. Abraham, a real estate dealer, and Emma Asbjornson had two children, Gladys and Ingebor.