Category - 1850-1900

Home Building 1850-1900

The period from 1880 to 1900 was a time of unprecedented home building in Brigham City. Although smaller homes were still being built, the prosperity of some leading residents brought a major shift in the style of...

Black and white picture of the store, around 1900

William Horsley and Sons

The Co-op Store was good training for William Horsley, who served as manager until 1884, when he was called on a mission. In his absence his four sons started a business on a small scale on the east side of Main Street...

Ice and Ice Cream

Prior to electric refrigerators, ice was an important commodity, and the “south pond” between 600 and 800 West on Forest Street (Watkins Park) was the best local source. The Watkins family delivered ice to local homes...

Furniture Companies

Elias Jensen worked as a cabinet maker and then as a member of the Co-op carpenter crew, helping erect some of Brigham City’s public buildings. In 1879, he purchased land just south of the Horsley block and started a...

Education Through 1896

The Beginning of Education in Brigham City Education of their children was one of the first considerations of the early settlers, usually undertaken by parents with whatever books might be available in the home. During...

Culture and Amusement Before the Co-op

Early Day Cultural Activities Settlers brought the music, dance and culture of their pre-pioneer life with them, as noted in the enjoyment of violins played for dancing in the early forts. As more musicians and...

Tailors

Tailor Ola Stohl, who managed the Co-op clothing and tailor department, was called on a mission in 1879, at which time several of the tailors who worked for him went into business for themselves. Among them was H. C...

Saloons

In 1890 Abigail Snow Rosenbaum sold the property north of the actual Rosenbaum Hall to a son, David Rosenbaum of Kelton, Utah. He converted the building to the Gem Saloon, with some of the Caldwell sons (his half...

Lumber and Hardware Stores

Charles Squires and John Forsgren, both of whom had been apprentices in the Co-op cabinet shop, were among the first to open a private business on Main Street, a two-room frame building located on the northeast corner...

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