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Historic Preservation Commission

With the Covid-19 virus still spreading in Utah, the Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission needed to make some changes.  Instead of in-person meetings, we will use Zoom meetings to protect members and the public. The Preservation Commission meets every fourth Wednesday of each month over the virtual computer software Zoom. 7:00 pm.  The public is welcome to attend.  Click on the Zoom link below for the date of the meeting.

Commission Chairman:
David Barney
801-706-7512
dbarney@farmington.utah.gov

Commission Vice-Chair:
Karina Landward
801-243-2373
gklandward@msn.com

Commission Liason: Councilmen Shawn Beus
801-390-2542
sbeus@farmington.utah.gov

Museum Executive Director: Annette Tidwell
801-529-2052
nettietidwell@gmail.com

Staff: Community Dev. Director
Dave Petersen
801-939-9211
dpetersen@farmington.utah.gov

Tiffany Ames
801-770-2904
tifames@gmail.com

John Crawford Anderson
801-888-1989
JohnAndersonUtah@gmail.com

Darren Degraw
801-940-1305
ddegraw@cleasbyconveyors.com

Andrew Clark
801-589-1617
andreweclark@me.com

David Livingston
760-580-4524
skyskidave@gmail.com

Charlotte Packer
801-643-3091
charonna@gmail.com

 

The commission meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month, presently via virtual computer software Zoom. The public is welcome to attend. You can find a Zoom link on the webpage.

Commission Meetings

Date   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom Meeting Link
27 October 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
22 September 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
25 August 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
28 July 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
23 June 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
26 May 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
28 April 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
24 March 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
24 February 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
27 January 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
December   No Meeting will be Held
November   No Meeting will be Held
28 October 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
26 August 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
29 July 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom

 

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Historic Preservation Commission

Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission is charged with assisting the city to identify, preserve, protect, and enhance historic buildings, sites, monuments, streetscapes, and landmarks that are deemed architecturally or historically significant. The preservation ordinance states,
"By protecting such historically significant sites and structures, they will be preserved for use, observation, education, pleasure and general welfare of the present and future residents of the city."
 

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City Hall Museum

Historic Farmington

Farmington, the seat of Davis County, is located about 16 miles north of Salt Lake City. It occupies a narrow strip of land tucked snugly against the base of the Wasatch Mountains, halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden, with the Great Salt Lake lapping at its western shores.

The community, with a population of around 22,000, is a place renowned for its tree lined streets, visual charm and a history as solid as the stone used in the construction of many of its pioneer homes.

Farmington’s earliest inhabitants were Indians who stayed until the 1860's. fur trappers came through the Farmington area as early as 1825, and were followed by explorers and emigrants in the 1840's.

Soon after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley with the Mormon Pioneers in 1847, Hector C. Haight traveled north to graze cattle, eventually building a log cabin and settling his family in the area. Other settlers followed over the ensuing years, naming the town North Cottonwood.

The name was later changed to Farmington. In December of 1892, Farmington was incorporated as a city with a population of 1,180. By 1980, that number had increased to 4,700, and in the next 12 years the population doubled.

The five canyons above Farmington have streams that flow through the City, eventually emptying into the Great Salt Lake. Farmington Canyon offers opportunities for hiking, jogging, bicycling, snowmobiling, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing and camping. There are also horse racing and rodeo facilities at the Davis County Fairgrounds in West Farmington.

The Primary Organization of the LDS Church was established in Farmington. A mural depicting that first primary can be seen in the Farmington Rock Chapel on Main Street.

Farmington is well known as the site of the State’s largest family amusement park. Lagoon, originally known as Lake Park Resort, was once on the shores of the Great Salt lake.

Later in the 1890's, it was moved to its present site and renamed Lagoon.

The City’s motto, "Historic Beginnings", is in reference to the pioneer spirit that Farmington was settled with and that same pioneer spirit exists today. Majestic trees line the City’s Main Streets which makes it have the old town feeling.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR BOOKLET

VIEW FARMINGTON'S HISTORIC SITES MAP

Click on a home to see the name, year built, address and description.

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City Hall
160 S Main
Farmington, Utah 84025
801-451-2383