“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)

Ottinger Hall and Firehouse

Salt Lake City, Utah 1900


— Replicated in 2000 —

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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Ottinger Hall and Firehouse Marker
Inscription.  Ottinger Hall was built as a social hall for the members of the “Veteran Volunteer Fireman's Association,” which was organized in 1890 under the city's first paid fire chief, George Ottinger. Another important contribution was made by Jesse C. Little, who was the first volunteer fire chief. He helped build “The Volunteer,” a manually operated pump that is reputed to be the first pumper west of the Mississippi River. The building housed a small library, the beginnings of a firefighting museum, and served as a place for social gatherings.
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation. (Marker Number 50.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 40° 45.37′ N, 111° 48.953′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Second North near Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madsen Furniture Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Ottinger Hall and Firehouse
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line); Z.C.M.I. (Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution) (about 400 feet away); Godbe-Pitts & Company Drugstore (about 400 feet away); Dinwoodey Cabinet and Chair Shop (about 400 feet away); Dinwoodey Pottery Shop (about 400 feet away); Deseret Telegraph Office (about 500 feet away); Hooper and Eldredge Bank (about 500 feet away); Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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