More than 100 years of history moved a few city blocks Tuesday as the Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum building was moved from its current location at 2148 Grant Ave. to 2104 Lincoln Ave. on a half-acre lot donated by the city.
The building is being relocated through the joint efforts of Weber County DUP, Ogden city and the LDS Church in conjunction with the renovation of the Ogden LDS Temple.
"When the construction started (on the temple), it became clear they would have to move," said Sharon Stoker, past president of the Weber County DUP. "We're glad it was a relatively close move."
Originally built as the Weber Stake Relief Society Hall of the LDS Church, the building was completed in 1902.
It was deeded to the Weber County DUP on Sept. 30, 1926, and has been serving Ogden as a pioneer museum since 1929.
The Miles Goodyear Cabin, which is part of the museum, will be moved to the same new location when weather permits landscaping to begin.
The buildings were moved temporarily in November from the temple grounds to the Grant Avenue location.
Goodyear was born Feb. 24, 1817, in Connecticut and orphaned while young. At age 16, he joined a missionary expedition to the West. He became a trapper and eventually settled in the cabin he built of cottonwood logs in 1845.
The cabin is the area's first home built by someone who was not an American Indian.
The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980s, and the Ogden City Council recently amended its current local register to note their relocation to the Lincoln Avenue site.
Richard McConkie, Ogden director of community and economic development, said the ordinance language makes it clear that the buildings, and not their location, are what is on the register.
A brick-and-sandstone structure with a stone foundation, the Weber County DUP Museum has one of the oldest and largest collections of Utah pioneer artifacts in the state.