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Ogden in Weber County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

London Ice Cream Parlor

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. London Ice Cream Parlor Marker
Inscription. Of the many interesting commercial buildings on Lower 25th Street, this two-story structure known only by its faded inscription plaque, “London Ice Cream” may be the oldest and certainly one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the historic district. Pre-dating building records, the store was probably built in 1882-83. It has a Greek Revival facade with its pedimented roof and window pilaster, however, Italianate influences are also evident in the roman arched windows and bracketed cornice.

Among the earliest businesses occupying the ground floor were the Chicago Shoe Store, Bon Ton Restaurant, and T. Ashby Shoe Store.

What probably started out as a legitimate boarding house in the upper story, apparently degenerated into a common bordello not unlike the fifty or so others in the neighborhood. Known as the K.C. Rooms, the business on the upper floor was complimented by similar activities conducted in separate eight-by-eight foot frame “cribs” behind the Parlor along Electric Alley.
 
Erected by Ogden City Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.25′ N, 111° 58.47′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South)
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. London Ice Cream Parlor Marker
near Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Davenport Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (a few steps from this marker); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (a few steps from this marker); Kansas City Liquor House (within shouting distance of this marker); ZCMI Co-op Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Utah Trunk Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); The Livingston Confectionary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace Billiard Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ogden.
 
Additional keywords. prostitution
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
3. London Ice Cream Parlor
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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