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

Kansas City Liquor House

253 - 25th Street

 
 
Kansas City Liquor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Kansas City Liquor House Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed circa. 1890. The Eccles Lumber Company owned the property from 1892 until 1908, when they sold it to William H. Gampton. The Gampton family owned the property until 1924. Other owners included Reuben Kaplan, James C. White, Ogden Home Builders Company and Weber County. In 1947, Weber County deeded the property to the Salvation Army.

The first business to occupy the building was the Kansas City Liquor House. Other businesses which occupied the building included: Tai Yuen Chinese Goods (1899-1910); Wing On Hong Company, which also sold Chinese goods (1911-1918); and the Reliable Furniture Exchange (1915-1935). After 1939, the Salvation Army occupied the building.

This building is an example of Commercial Vernacular architecture. Although it was built in 1890, title records indicate that it was thoroughly remodeled in 1940. It is a two-story structure with square windows and small detailing. The building was again renovated in 1994.
 
Erected 1996 by Ogden City Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 41° 13.235′ N, 111° 58.471′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South) near Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Formerly the Kansas City Liquor House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Formerly the Kansas City Liquor House
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 - 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ZCMI Co-op Building (a few steps from this marker); Utah Trunk Factory (a few steps from this marker); London Ice Cream Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Davenport Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Livingston Confectionary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace Billiard Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 March 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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