Before I moved to Salt Lake City back in 2009, I had the opportunity of owning a home in the Eccles Historic District in Ogden City. I have to say that my time in that home was one of the best times of my life. Not only did I love my home, but the environment that surrounds the area is very enjoyable. The district is blanketed with mature maple trees and has recently been upgraded with new sidewalks and curb and gutter.
Probably the best part about living in the Eccles District was the neighbors and local residents. I have never lived in an area where everyone was so friendly, It was almost like living on Wysteria Lane, however a lot less expensive. My home was a small craftsman style bungalow built in the early 1920’s. It was located on the corner of 26th Street and Jackson Avenue.
The Eccles district includes the homes in between 25th and 26th Street on Van Buren Avenue, Eccles Avenue and Jackson Avenue. The Majority of homes in the historic district were built between 1910 and 1930.
Some noteworthy residents who initially called the district home include the Browning Family, The Eccles, and E.O. Wattis. The architecture in the area includes Prairie School style homes, craftsman, bungalow, and Tudor style houses. Several of the homes have been renovated and the majority remain occupied by private residents. One exception is the mansion of the corner of Eccles and 25th street, which is now the Ivy Lane Reception Center.