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Utah Trunk Factory

241-243 - 25th Street

 
 
Utah Trunk Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Utah Trunk Factory Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed circa. 1915. The site was the original location of the ZCMI Granary, which was built on the lot before 1884. The eastern wall of the building was constructed in 1890 as a common wall with the building which stood where the courtyard is now located. This was was incorporated into the new construction of the building. The owner at the time of construction of the current building was William E. Newman. Newman owned the lot from 1912 until 1933, when he sold it to the Chemical Bank and Trust Company. This company sold the property to Milton L. Noble in 1943. Owners after 1943 included Lucile B. Noble (wife of Milton), Dolores Bush, and Valate Payne.

This building was a furniture store from 1917 until 1942. In 1917, Abraham Siner, a prominent member of Ogdenís Jewish community, opened the Utah Trunk Furniture Company and continued business until 1922. The Big Four Furniture Company, owned by Mollie Sugar, occupied the building from 1924 until 1935. From 1939 until 1942, Paul J. Kammeyer used the building for the Pioneer Furniture Exchange, a used furniture store. In 1942, Milton Noble bought the furniture exchange and converted the building into Nobleís Cafe two years later. After 1948, Katy Hirao used part of the building for the Jade Cafe.

This one-part commercial block is a one-story
Formerly the Utah Trunk Factory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Formerly the Utah Trunk Factory
brick building in the Commercial Vernacular style. It has two recessed entrances with transom windows and kickplates. Each entrance has two large display windows. The brick enframing walls which define the two bays have decorative inlaid tile. Above the transoms, there are two decorative brick frames. The building was renovated in 1995.
 
Erected 1996 by Ogden City Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.234′ N, 111° 58.483′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South) near Lincoln Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241-243 - 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ZCMI Co-op Building (here, next to this marker); Kansas City Liquor House (a few steps from this marker); Davenport Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); London Ice Cream Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Jordanís Cigar Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Livingston Confectionary (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Ogden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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