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

Gasberg Building

278 - 25th Street

 
 
Gasberg Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Gasberg Building Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed circa. 1891. The property came into possession of the James O. Stephens family in 1870 and was deeded to Solomon C. and Willian J. Stephens in 1880. In 1894 the building was bought by the Eccles Lumber Company. Later owners included the infamous “madame” of the Street, Dora Belle Topham, (1906) and the Smithís Jewelry and Loan Office (1943). The property was sold in 1994 to the current owner, Junichi Jene Holloway.

Business known to have occupied the building include B.G. Mott, Cigar and Tobacco retail (1891), Chris Gasberg, photographer (1891), Jacob Kertz, pawnbroker (1895), Samuel Drozdowitz, retailer of music, loans and jewelry (1899-1908), and Uncle Samís Loan Office (1908-1948). Smithís Jewelry and Loan occupied the building in 1943 through the early 1980s. The building was renovated in 1994 to accommodate Tarenahís Jewelry and Beauty Supply.

The brick structure is a vernacular two-story, two-part commercial block building with modest decorative features. Linear corbeled columns extend down the entire face of the outer edges of the building. The cornice has a wide band of decorative molding with a large fan shaped molding centered beneath the cornice.

The street level section of the building includes large display windows in heavy wooden frames which encompass
Gasberg Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Gasberg Building
a recessed entrance with transom windows. On the west side of the street level section of the building is a half-paneled, half-paned stairwell entrance door with two transom windows above it.
 
Erected 1995 by Ogden City Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.25′ N, 111° 58.427′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South) near Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 278 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Palace Billiard Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Livingston Confectionary (a few steps from this marker); Creston Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (within shouting distance of this marker); London Ice Cream Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Kansas City Liquor House (within shouting distance of this marker); Davenport Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
 
Also see . . .  Turn on Your Red Light - Salt Lake Magazine. She had her beginnings as a well-known madam in Ogden and was the owner of London Ice Cream Parlor on 25th Street, though customers did not frequent the shop for the ice cream. She was equally popular in Salt Lake... (Submitted on February 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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