“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)

Nelson Wheeler Whipple House

Nelson Wheeler Whipple House Marker image. Click for full size.
July 18, 2016
1. Nelson Wheeler Whipple House Marker
Inscription. This substantial two-story house was built in 1854 by Nelson Wheeler Whipple at a cost of approximately $2,000. Whipple was a Mormon immigrant from New York who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850. During his long career in Utah he worked as a policeman, gunsmith, carpenter, and cabinet maker. He also operated a successful shingle mill, supplying shingles for the Tabernacle and many other public and ecclesiastical structures. His detailed journals provide excellent insight into the early settlement of the valley and were serialized in the 1930s in the Improvement Era, an LDS church publication.

A central-passage type house, the Nelson Wheeler Whipple House has careful, classically-inspired details in the roof cornice and frieze, window hoods, and the main door with sidelights. It is one of the oldest surviving residences in the Salt Lake Valley. Since its construction was carefully documented by Whipple, it is especially valuable as a "textbook" of early Utah building practices. Marker placed in 1993
Erected by Division of State History.
Location. 40° 46.683′ N, 111° 54.45′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 400 North 0.4 miles west of 300 West 400 North (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 W 400 N, Salt Lake City UT 84116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Devereaux House (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Staines and William Jennings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Warm Springs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Primary Children’s Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Also see . . .
1. Copy of the History of Nelson Wheeler Whipple 1818-1887. Written by his son, Anor Whipple (Submitted on July 18, 2016.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places. Information, including photo, of the Nelson Wheeler Whipple House. (Submitted on July 18, 2016.) 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable Buildings
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