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Panguitch in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Social Hall

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Social Hall Marker
Inscription. The Panguitch Social Hall was built during the years between 1890-1900. Fredrick Judd made the bricks and slacked the lime for the laying of the brick. The walls were three bricks thick, and the building had wide double-doors on either side of the hall which remained open for ventilation during the hot summer months. A curved roof added interest to the building. It was heated for years by huge pot-bellied wood-burning stoves and lighted by oil lamps. The mayor at the time the building was built was John Houston who supported its use for many activities some of which are listed.
It was used evenings for Junior Proms, Mid-Winter Frolics and Christmas dances, Gold & Green Balls, other dances and class parties. The use of the building for daytime activities included Old Folks Day, Lions Cub Amateur Hour for the children, and the Relief Society Birthday Parties. High School activities included plays, assemblies, operettas and dance revues. Of particular interest were chautaquas, educational lectures and entertainment provided by a traveling institution. Special activities were minstral shows, wedding receptions and the County Fairs with displays of food, clothing and quilts.
The hall was first called the Mascot Hall, which name was later changed to Social Hall. It was partially burned about 1920 and rebuilt in the original pattern
Social Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Social Hall Marker
using native brick. The building is still in use.
 
Erected 1991 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 460.)
 
Location. 37° 49.373′ N, 112° 26.087′ W. Marker is in Panguitch, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is on East Center Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 East Center Street, Panguitch UT 84759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Panguitch Quilt Walk History (within shouting distance of this marker); Panguitch Stake Tabernacle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Panguitch Tithing Lot (about 400 feet away); Panguitch Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Panguitch Quilt Walk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Podunk Guard Station (approx. 8.3 miles away); Red Canyon Tunnels (approx. 9.3 miles away); Butch Cassidy (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Panguitch.
 
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Social Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Social Hall Marker
Panguitch Social Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. Panguitch Social Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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