Historic Jack Lewis Saloon and Resort in Bountiful demolished to make way for housing

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A 19th-century Bountiful creating was demolished Monday early morning.

The constructing, initially identified as the Jack Lewis Saloon and Resort, was constructed among 1885 and 1890.

“Being predominantly Mormons at that time, it was a location where by some of the outcasts I guess, could go and have a minor bit of entertaining instances, wet their whistle.” reported Tom Tolman, who operates the Bountiful Historical past Museum and Learning Centre.

More than the a long time, the setting up was utilised for a quantity of uses, which includes a livestock feed, a toy store, a grain retail outlet, an auto components store and a Ford dealership.

But the old brick creating fell into disrepair and, despite the efforts of architecture enthusiasts and preservationists, the setting up will be replaced with housing.

“It is a quite, extremely unfortunate working day for us right here. This creating signifies a ton to a large amount of folks right here and it’s likely absent nowadays,” said Jon Simmonds, a single of the men and women who tried out to help you save the building from demolition.

Tolman is doing work to host an exhibition about the building’s historical past future month.

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