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“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.
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these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 W 400 N, Salt Lake City UT 84116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Donner Trail 1846 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fur Trappers and Traders (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Also see . . .  Copy of the History of Nelson Wheeler Whipple 1818-1887. Written by his son, Anor Whipple (Submitted on July 18, 2016.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2016. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2016. Photo   1. submitted on July 18, 2016. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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