The Palace Billiard Hall

The Palace Billiard Hall (HM1JED)

Location: Ogden, UT 84401 Weber County
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N 41° 13.25', W 111° 58.439'

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272 - 25th Street

This building was constructed circa. 1888 by James O. Stephens and was one of several buildings constructed during this time period by members of the Stephens family on the north side of the 200 block of 25th Street (e.g. 260, 274 and 278). The building was built for investment purposes and retail rental space. The Stephens family owned it until 1894, when they sold it to Eccles Lumber Company. The building was owned by the infamous 25th Street "madam" Dora Belle Topham, from 1906 until 1912. Other owners included Utah Mercantile, Land and Livestock Investment Company (1912-1915), James Ballard (1916-1922), and Malan-Wheelwright Investment Company (1922-1946).
The earliest businesses known to have occupied the building were the Palace Billiard Hall; Waker & Solomon, Cigars; and G.W. Jones, Railroad Ticket Broker and Real Estate (upstairs). The first long-term business was Edwin Williams; Grocery (1895-1902). The building housed a billiard hall from 1911 until 1917, changing owners almost every year; the majority of owners were members of the Japanese community which existed in the city. Businesses known to have occupied the building after 1935 include LaSalle Tavern, Calico Cat Bar, and Swan Club Tavern. The building was renovated in 1989 to accommodate the present owner-occupant, Great Harvest Bread Company.

The brick structure is a two-story, two-part block building with decorative brick work on the cornice and above the second story windows. The storefront reflects the typical characteristics along Historic 25th Street, e.g., the square bay transom windows, a fancy metal cornice, and a recessed central entryway door flanked by large display windows on either side.
Year Placed1995
Placed ByOgden City Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 418359 N 4563729
Decimal Degrees41.22083333, -111.97398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 13.25', W 111° 58.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 13' 15" N, 111° 58' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)801
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 272 E 2500 S, Ogden UT 84401, US
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