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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gordon Place

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2016
1. Gordon Place Marker
Inscription.  At the founding of Salt Lake City in 1847, this city block was deeded to Heber C. Kimball, a friend of Brigham Young who served with him in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Kimball was born in Vermont in 1801 and joined the church in New York state in 1832.

On the Main Street side of the block, he built homes for his families. On the southeast corner of the block were Kimball’s mill and the Church blacksmith shop and foundry, all powered by water from nearby City Creek. The remainder of the property was occupied by barns, gardens, orchards and a family cemetery, which were reached by "Kimball's Lane" from Main Street. Only the cemetery, where Kimball himself was buried in 1868, remains today.

Eventually, ownership of the property passed from the Kimball family. Kimball's Lane was extended east to State Street and the land was divided into small home sites and developed as Gordon Avenue. Later the name was changed to Gordon Place.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location.
Gordon Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2016
2. Gordon Place Marker
("Kimball's Lane," leading west to Kimball-Whitney Cemetery and Main Street, is to right of marker)
40° 46.367′ N, 111° 53.306′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on North State Street (Utah Route 186) south of 200 North, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted on brick post beside "Kimball's Lane," which leads west to Kimball-Whitney Cemetery and Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 North State Street, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willard T. and Caroline Y. Cannon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young Historic Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kimball-Whitney Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Alfred W. McCune Mansion (about 700 feet away); Ottinger Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Council Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 18th Ward Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gordon Place & Kimball-Whitney Cemetery
 
Also see . . .  Heber C. Kimball (Wikipedia). Heber Chase Kimball was a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement. He served as one of the original twelve apostles in the early Church of the Latter Day Saints, and as first counselor to Brigham Young in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus
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Christ of Latter-day Saints for more than two decades, from 1847 until his death. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Feb. 24, 2021