August E. and Sarah Ovren
August E. Ovren, builder
The eaves of the Italianate style Ovren House are decorated with paired brackets, dentils, and a wide frieze. The distinctive square tower features a mansard roof with metal cresting. The Ovren House is one of three very similar designs on W. South Street. It was built by its original owner, August E. Ovren (1850-?)
Ovren was born in Norway and arrived in Stoughton in 1874. He was a carpenter and carriagemaker, and for a time employed Stoughton builder John J. Holmstad. Sarah Jenson Ovren (1846-?) was also Norwegian born.