OGDEN -- The Ogden Redevelopment Agency Board approved the donation Tuesday night of less than a half-acre for relocation of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and a historic cabin.
The land provided by the RDA board, which is made up of the city council, is on the southeast corner of 21st Street and Lincoln Avenue, said Richard McConkie, the city's director of community and economic development.
The museum and the circa-1845 Miles Goodyear cabin will be moved from the 2100 block of Grant Avenue to make way for an underground parking garage built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as part of renovations to the Ogden Temple.
The museum is about 3,200 square feet, and the cabin encompasses about 250 square feet. The Lincoln Avenue property where the strucutres will sit is currently used for parking and a retention basin.
The LDS Church hopes to relocate the museum and cabin by the end of the year, McConkie said, adding that the new location should make the buildings more visible.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers will not have to pay for the property where the museum and cabin will be located, said McConkie.
The cabin belonged to Miles Goodyear, who was a 19-year-old orphan from Connecticut when he joined a missionary group headed for Oregon in 1836, according to the Go-Utah website, www.go-utah.com.
Goodyear left the group en route and set out on his own in Utah. He became a fur-trapping mountain man, married the daughter of an Indian chief and erected a trading fort before heading for California when Mormon pioneers arrived in Utah.