Giacoma Building - Park City, Utah
Posted by: UtahSteve
N 40° 38.533 W 111° 29.697
12T E 458149 N 4499158
Quick Description: Plaque describing the history of a brick building that currently houses an art gallery, a carpet store and a law office.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 1:28:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA04
GIACOMA BUILDING Constructed in 1926, this is a later interpretation of a simple mining community commercial structure. Its use of brick reflects the concern with fire proofing Main Street buildings after the fire of 1898, which destroyed most of the wood buildings on Main Street. It also underscores the transition of Park City from a transient mining camp to a permanent community.
Dominick Giacoma, an Italian, was the original owner of the building. Mr. Giacoma represented one of the newer ethnic groups which resided in early Park City. The building has housed a variety of commercial ventures and has long been the home of the Rock & Silver shop. The rear and upper level have also accommodated offices and living quarters.
Marker Name: Giacoma Building
Marker Type: City
City: Park City
Group Responsible for Placement: Park CIty Centennial Commission
Date Dedicated: 1984
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Addtional Information: Not listed
Marker Number: Not listed
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