Eagle Emporium Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 46.017 W 111° 53.479
12T E 424775 N 4513268
Quick Description: A great piece of architecture that has undergone numerous changes and several different uses during its long life span.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2010 8:15:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM9MX8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 11

Long Description:
The marker is inscribed:
Eagle Emporium Building

1864, William Paul

Built in 1864, the Eagle Emporium Building is the oldest existing commercial building in downtown Salt Lake City. William Jennings, Utah's first millionaire, constructed the building to house his mercantile business. The Eagle Emporium Building was also the first home of the Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution. At Brigham Young's request, Jennings exchanged his emporium's inventory for stock in the new ZCMI and leased this building to the cooperative in 1868. The ornate clock in front of this building is one of the few remaining pieces of 19th-century street furniture in downtown. The clock was erected in 1873 and first powered by a water wheel.
Marker Name: Eagle Emporium Building

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
This location is Tour Stop 16 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.

County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake City

Group Responsible for Placement: Utah Heritage Foundation

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Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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