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Ogden in Weber County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nicholas Building

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Nicholas Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1908, this three-story structure is commercial Victorian architectural style. Its facade remains intact with a corbeled cornice and rusticated stone pilasters. The original stone inscription, “Gomer A. Nicholas,” as the leaded glass windows on the front of the building were badly deteriorated and have been replaced.

The Gomer A. Nicholas Building, as it was originally known, housed the Empire Rooming House on the second and third floors.

The Nicholas family ran a grocery store on the main floor and a tobacco shop occupied part of the basement. It was during this period of time that “25th Street” was the main street of Ogden, a thriving railroad center.

In 1934, Francis Nicholas took over the grocery store, changing the name of the “Nicholas Market.” He remodeled the store and added a large sign to the front of the building. The upstairs later became known as the Reed Hotel.

The market survived the Great Depression and two World Wars, but eventually commercial decay overtook the neighborhood. Finally, in 1971, the Nicholas Market closed its doors, after sixty-three years of continuous operation.

The Nicholas Building was renovated in 1985 by Mrs. Janica O. Pantone.
 
Erected by Ogden City Landmarks Commission
Nicholas Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Nicholas Building Marker
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Location. 41° 13.25′ N, 111° 58.546′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South) near Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belmont Building (a few steps from this marker); Watkins Grocery and Cranshaw Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Jordanís Cigar Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Drug Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Utah Trunk Factory (about 300 feet away); Davenport Saloon (about 300 feet away); ZCMI Co-op Building (about 300 feet away); London Ice Cream Parlor (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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