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Henderson Block

 

1897-1899, Walter E. Ware

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
1. Henderson Block Marker
Inscription.  The Henderson Block was the first produce warehouse constructed along Salt Lake City’s rail lines. This strategic location helped Wilber S. Henderson transform his produce business into one of the largest wholesale grocery companies in the state. The Henderson Block is unusually decorative compared to most brick warehouses in the city. The first story is built of rusticated sandstone and features four imposing Roman arches. Sandstone is also used on the beltcourses between stories and in the window sills and lintels. The tin cornice of the Henderson Block is elaborate. Look for the crown molding, brackets, dentils, and wide frieze decorated with leaves.
 
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 40° 45.888′ N, 111° 54.133′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
2. Henderson Block
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on West 200 South just east of 400 West, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just to the right of the building entrance, facing West 200 South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 West 200 South, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Henderson Block (here, next to this marker); Westgate Fine Arts Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crane Building (about 600 feet away); Park (Rio Grande) Hotel (about 800 feet away); Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Regarding Henderson Block. This building is Tour Stop 50 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, #78002672, and also as a contributing building in the Salt Lake City Warehouse District, NRHP #82004149.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henderson Block (Wikipedia). It is a three-story warehouse with floor heights of 24, 20, and 16 feet. It is built of masonry, with post and beam construction. Its
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upper levels are supported by three rows of wooden posts, which are built upon three rows of brick and stone load-bearing piers in the basement and street levels. The warehouse is more decorated than most of its peers (brick warehouses in Utah). It was deemed one of the best-preserved early works of architect Ware. (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Warehouse District (Wikipedia). The Warehouse District of Salt Lake City, Utah, is a historic district on the city's west side. (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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