Nelson Wheeler Whipple House Historical

Nelson Wheeler Whipple House Historical (HM1T4B)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Salt Lake County
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N 40° 45.183', W 111° 53.967'

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This substantial two-story house was built in 1854 by Nelson Wheeler Whipple at a cost of approximately $2,000. Whipple was a Mormon immigrant from New York who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850. During his long career in Utah he worked as a policeman, gunsmith, carpenter, and cabinet maker. He also operated a successful shingle mill, supplying shingles for the Tabernacle and many other public and ecclesiastical structures. His detailed journals provide excellent insight into the early settlement of the valley and were serialized in the 1930s in the Improvement Era, and LDS church publication.

A central-passage type house, the Nelson Wheeler Whipple House has careful, classically-inspired details in the roof cornice and frieze, window hoods, and the main door with sidelights. It is one of the oldest surviving residences in the Salt Lake Valley. Since its construction was carefully documented by Whipple, it is especially valuable as a "textbook" of early Utah building practices.

Marker placed in 1993
HM NumberHM1T4B
Placed ByDivision of State History
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Date Added Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424072 N 4511732
Decimal Degrees40.75305000, -111.89945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.183', W 111° 53.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 10.98" N, 111° 53' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)801
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 745 300 W, Salt Lake City UT 84101, US
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