Two Utah Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

Two Utah Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A residential historic district in Cedar City and a farmstead in Ogden are the latest additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

The four-block Cedar City Historic District is composed of 172 buildings built between 1880 and 1954, according to J. Cory Jensen, the National Register coordinator at the Utah State Historic Preservation Office. Sixty percent of the buildings have had no significant alterations since their construction.

The approximately 40-acre Stone Farmstead in Ogden was the site of the former Bingham Fort founded in 1851 as part of the city's original settlement. A granary from 1865 is the only remaining part of the fort. The property includes a barn from 1901 and 13 out of 16 original working buildings from the early 1900s.

The Board of State History for Utah unanimously approved the additions to the register last week. The National Register of Historic Places is the country's official list of historic and archaeological resources considered worthy of preservation.

Although the designations are intended to encourage the preservation of important buildings and sites, there are no restrictions on a listed property and property taxes are not affected, Jensen said.

"Owners do not have to open their buildings to the public, nor do they need anyone's approval for anything they do to their building," he said.

It has taken the Ogden Farmstead about four years to receive its new designation. Part of the property is still a working farm with cattle and other animals.

Cedar City intends to nominate a business area to the northeast of the city for historic status in the near future.

In addition to the Cedar City and Ogden listings, the Wendover Air Force Base property is having its National Register status expanded by 100 buildings to 107 listings, according to the State History Board.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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