Glenwood in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile
ZCMI Co-Op Building
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the "Glenwood Co-op" which began as the "United Order Store", and was part of the ZCMI co-operative system servicing more than 150 communities with retail commodities and services beginning in 1868.
Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile
The Glenwood Mercantile was erected by the United Order Building Board in 1878 as the retail operation of the Glenwood United Order. The oldest commercial outlet in Sevier County, it is one of the few remaining cooperative stores in all of Utah built during the United Order movement of the 1870's. Established in 1874 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Glenwood United Order required all participating members to give over their property, receiving in turn shares of the corporation. Prices in the store were set by the committee that also set local wages. The cooperative store was run by Bishop Archibald Oldroyd, president of
In 1898 Neils Heilesen purchased the store and ran it until 1910 when he sold it to his son, Henry Edwards Heilesen. In 1912 the building was remodeled, and the pressed tin pilasters flanking the entrance alcove and the carved wood cornice were made part of the new facade. The name was changed to Glenwood Mercantile. It was operated as a store until 1952.
Erected 2008 by Roland Kendal and Carole B. Oldroyd and Division of State History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
Location. 38° 45.78′ N, 111° 59.433′ W. Marker is in Glenwood, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glenwood UT 84730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenwood United Order (approx. 0.8 miles away); Richfield Carnegie Library (approx. 5 miles away); Richfield Presbyterian Church and SchoolRichfield Pioneers (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fort Omni – Richfield (approx. 5.3 miles away); Academy Hall (approx. 5.3 miles away); Settlement of Annabella (approx. 5.4 miles away); First Jail in Sevier County (approx. 5˝ miles away).
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