Category - 1850-1900

Image of the Brigham City Opera House with a carriage in front

Brigham City Opera House

former_names Social Hall completion_date 1876 opened_date Oct 30 1891 From Social Hall to Opera House Brigham City’s early interest and success in community dramatics declined when the local troupe lost its home in the...

Picture of the Box Elder Tabernacle in 1897

Box Elder Tabernacle

Prior to the completion of the Brigham City LDS Temple in 2012, the first sight which would greet a tourist’s eyes as they entered Brigham City was the impressive Mormon Tabernacle. This beautiful, historic building...

Community Development to 1900

Brigham’s Growth Spurred by private business and a more stable tax base, Brigham City entered a relatively prosperous period in the 1880s and 1890s, evidenced by a growth in both housing and public improvements...

Non-Mormon Churches Before 1900

Presbyterian Church Reverend Samuel Lovejoy Gillespie With the encouragement of a few local residents, the Reverend Samuel Lovejoy Gillespie delivered the first Protestant sermon in Brigham City from the front steps of...

The Move South

Outside events would soon cause disruption of normal life in all the northern settlements. The Utah War, in which no battles were actually fought, resulted in a mass dislocation of people called “The Move South.” In the...

Brigham City Settlement

Although the area which now encompasses Brigham City had long been an intermittent home to bands of Shoshone Indians, and been crossed by explorers, trappers and mountain men, it was not settled in an organized manner...

Business After The Co-op

As the Brigham City Mercantile and Manufacturing Association, known as the Co-op, gradually closed its business and manufacturing operations, they were sold to private owners, often to individuals who had originally...

Picture of the MIA Library

MIA Library

Home reading had been promoted in the community since the Sunday School presidency’s 1870 creation of a library of books for children. That practice continued within the four LDS ward schools, which each had a small...

Plat A

Brigham City Platted Families were eager to move from the crowded fort onto their own land, but again a survey was necessary. Jesse W. Fox, Utah surveyor general from 1852-84, surveyed and platted the townsite of...

Davis Fort

With the Indian threat in mind, the early settlers erected two facing rows of cabins, described by some as simply rooms, adjoining each other to create a fort, with each room opening onto a central area. Box Elder Creek...

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