— 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Utah: Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series|
|Placed By||Utah Heritage Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 424776 N 4513268|
|Decimal Degrees||40.76695000, -111.89130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 46.017', W 111° 53.478'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 46' 1.02" N, 111° 53' 28.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-102 S Main St, Salt Lake City UT 84101, US|
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