Eccles Avenue Historic District

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Eccles Avenue Historic District
Eccles Avenue Historic District Ogden Utah.jpeg
West side of the district in 2009
Eccles Avenue Historic District is located in Utah
Eccles Avenue Historic District
Location Bounded by 25th and 26th Sts., Van Buren and Jackson Aves., Ogden, Utah
Coordinates 41°13′10″N 111°57′5″W / 41.21944°N 111.95139°W / 41.21944; -111.95139Coordinates: 41°13′10″N 111°57′5″W / 41.21944°N 111.95139°W / 41.21944; -111.95139
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Architect Hodgson,Leslie S.; Piers,Eber F.
Architectural style Prairie School
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001840[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

The Eccles Avenue Historic District, also known as the David Eccles Subdivision is a historic neighborhood located between 25th and 26th streets in Ogden, Utah, and Jackson and Van Buren Avenues. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2]

History[edit]

Most of the architecturally significant homes were built between 1910 and 1930 with the majority of the larger homes built during the initial settlement decade. Original inhabitants included families Browning (first generation descendants of gun inventor John Browning and Matthew S. Browning), Eccles (first generation descendants of 19th century multi-millionaire David Eccles), E.O. Wattis (of the Utah Construction Company), Patterson, Dumke, Healy, Rowe, Larkin among other Utah (and national) notables. On Van Buren Avenue to the north but not included in the district are also the substantial Ralph Bristol House and the Gustav Becker House. Several families in the district also had patriarchal ties (Eccles, Patterson, Healy, Wattis, and Bigelow) in the Jefferson Avenue Historic District to the west.

The district was also later home to notables such as Marriner S. Eccles, a Chairman of the Federal Reserve and co-founder of First Security Bank (Marriner Browning, an original inhabitant of the district was also a founder.)

The architects of these buildings are listed as Hodgson, Leslie S. and Piers, Eber F. Hodgson was part of a later firm, Hodgson & McClenahan, that developed the famous Ogden Art Deco buildings, including Ogden High School, the U.S. Forest Service Building and Ogden/Weber Municipal Building. Other noteworthy projects included the Union Stock Yard Exchange Building, Shupe-Williams Candy Company Factory, Scowcroft Warehouse, Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Peery Apartments, Patterson Building, and Eccles Building.

Most of the substantial buildings in the Eccles Avenue Historic District were based on the Prairie School architectural style, but several variations of period styles exist including craftsman, bungalow and Tudor. A few of the buildings are currently commercially utilized but the majority are privately owned residential dwellings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Allen D. (January 2, 1976). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Eccles Avenue Historic District (PDF). National Park Service. "Accompanying 22 photos, from 1976" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory. 

External links[edit]

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