History of 2nd Street, Ogden, Utah

Stories of Bingham's Fort, Lynne, Five Points

196 2nd Street – Board Tithing House c. 1880

Posted by weberhistory on April 18, 2010

Bishop’s tithing house built in 1880s; this is as it appeared in 2000 at the rear of property at 196 2nd Street.

HISTORY OF THE TITHING HOUSE

THE WALLS DO TALK:  Carved on the inside walls of the Bishop’s tithing house are records such as these written in the 1880s:

William Lund
June 1st 1885 Wheat six 6 bushels and 15 lbs.
June 22 fourteen 14 bushels and 55 lbs.

Otto Lund
15 Bnesel Wheat 1885

M. S.
Sacks in 10 bus and 8 lb
Mary (Stone  now a widow)

Price
100 plus 8

Gillatson (Gillson)
140 = 10   8

William Hutchens was a counselor from 1876 to 1884 to Bishop Daniel F. Thomas.   This tithing house was located on Hutchens’ property, suggesting that it was his responsibility to care for the tithing commodities. [1] 

1896 map of Lynne; Hutchens’ property in yellow.

In 2006 a storage building was built next to the old tithing house at 196 2nd Street, and new exterior walls and roof were built around the old walls and the roof of the tithing house as pictured below.  The tithing house is not visible from 2nd Street; it is located to the rear of the property and can only be viewed by the public in these photos.

New wood walls and addition made to tithing house in 2006.

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OTHER HISTORIC TITHING HOUSES ON 2ND STREET

 

In 1889 Walter Crane became a counselor to Bishop Smuin  and another tithing house was built on his property.

Tithing house built c. 1889 once stood at 115 W. 2nd St; photo 2008.

Tithing house built c. 1889 once stood at 115 W. 2nd St; photo 2008.

The first tithing house on 2nd Street was built in c. 1853 at today’s address of 301 W. 2nd Street next to the cabin of Bishop Bingham.  When the house at 301 W. 2nd St. was under construction in 1923, Chauncey Stone uncovered the rock foundation and some adobe bricks of the fort tithing house.  These artifacts and their location were identified by Mr. Bingham of Riverdale as the tithing house of the old fort.  The old rocks were re-used in the construction of the foundation of this house.[2]

First tithing house in Five Points area was located here in 1853.  Chauncey Stone excaved the rock cellar and some of the bricks in 1923 when digging the foundation for this house.

First tithing house in Five Points area was located here at today’s 301 W. 2nd St. in 1853. Chauncey Stone excavated the rock cellar and some of the bricks in 1923 when digging the foundation for this house.


[1] Abstract of property in possession of Theron and Thora Hill.

[2] Notes of Edna K. Stone.

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