First Cast Iron Building Facade in the Intermountain West
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 45.935 W 111° 53.451
12T E 424812 N 4513116
Quick Description: This building has the oldest cast iron building facade in the Intermountain West.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2010 10:15:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM9NPH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 15

Long Description:
The plaque is inscribed:
First National Bank
Building

1872-1873, Thomas J. Johnson
Cast iron facade by Richard M. Upjohn

The First National Bank Building features the oldest known cast iron facade in the Intermountain West. It was designed by Richard M. Upjohn, one of America’s most distinguished 19th-century architects. The building originally had a fourth story which was destroyed by fire in 1875. First National Bank was spectacularly profitable when it constructed this building in 1873. By the end of 1874, the bank had been liquidated. The depression of 1873 and liberal lending practices were the main causes of the bank’s demise. Its expensive new building, however, contributed to its financial woes. Originally estimated to cost $80,000, the building ended up costing $140,000.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1872

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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