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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ephraim Co-op Building

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Ephraim Co-op Building Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1871-72 of local oolitic limestone, this Greek Revival style building is one of the remaining examples of the more than 120 cooperative mercantiles that were established by the LDS church between 1868 and 1878. The first floor was a strong part of Ephraim's economy beginning as a co-op, then as a United Order store, later used for farm implement sales, a car repair garage, and finally as part of Ephraim Roller Mill when a new addition connected it to the Relief Society granary to the south. That use continued into the 1950s, then, after decades of neglect, the building was restored in 1989-90. The second floor also served many purposes including a social hall, theater, Relief Society hall, and the first home of Sanpete Stake Academy, predecessor of Snow College when it began in 1888.
 
Erected 1998 by Division of State History.
 
Location. 39° 21.683′ N, 111° 35.215′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on North Main Street south of 100 North Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Relief Society Granary (within shouting distance
Ephraim Co-op Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Ephraim Co-op Building Marker
of this marker); The Old Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (about 400 feet away); Canute Peterson House (about 500 feet away); Fort Ephraim (about 700 feet away); Ephraim Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ephraim.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ephraim Co-op Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Ephraim Co-op Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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