“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company

Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Marker
Inscription. Constructed 1909-1910, the Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Office and Warehouse is historically significant as the headquarters of one of Utah’s largest and most important lumber companies. The construction of this facility marked the beginning of both the physical and economic expansion of Morrison-Merrill and its transformation into a major regional supplier of wood products. Under the direction of George Merrill, who served as the company’s president from 1911 to 1947, Morrison-Merrill grew from a moderately sized operation in northern Utah to a three-state network of more than 100 subsidiary firms.

Designed by the architect William H. Leper, the building was one of the major facilities constructed in Salt Lake City’s transportation and industrial district, the center for railroad-dependent industries and warehouses. Architecturally, it is an excellent example of “mill construction,” which was developed to provide the volume of space, structural strength, and fire resistance desired for warehouses of the period.
Erected 1999 by Utah State Historical Society.
Location. 40° 46.438′ N, 111° 54.164′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 400 West, on the
Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Marker
left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 N 400 West, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Devereaux House (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Staines and William Jennings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nelson Wheeler Whipple House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen Home (approx. half a mile away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House (approx. half a mile away); Primary Children’s Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Memorial Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Regarding Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,435 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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