Copperton Historic District - Copperton, Utah
Posted by: Mooroid
N 40° 33.841 W 112° 06.110
12T E 406725 N 4490944
Quick Description: Copperton Historic District - Copperton, Utah
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2011 12:26:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMBB8J
99 West Park
This house is one of 25 built in Copperton in 1940 and is located on property that had previously been the home plate area of the community ball park. Copperton was a planned residential community built primarily between 1926 and 1942 for the employees of Utah Copper Company. Thomas and Henrietta Mannion with theier five children moved into this house on Novermber 1, 1940. Tom had immigrated from Lancashire, England, in August 1923. Henrietta and their daughter, Doreen, arrived in November of that year. During his employment with Utah Copper Company (later Kennecott Copper Company), Tom worked on the powder gang, in the underground tunnels, on the track gang, and as a carpenter. He retired in 1958. The Mannions purchased the house in 1956 when the company decided to sell all its residential properties. Tom and Henrietta lived here until their deaths in 1977 and 1987, respectively. The interior of the home was remodeled in 1990 by their only son, Jack.
Marker Name: Copperton Historic District
Marker Type: City
County: Salt Lake
Group Responsible for Placement: National Register of Historic Places
Date Dedicated: 1991
Marker Number: None
Addtional Information: Not listed
Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed
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