The Historic North Ogden Cannery- Built in 1901 on a lot purchased for one hundred twenty five dollars is one of the largest and oldest canning factories in Utah. The Cannery sold tomatoes and peaches under the label “Utah Pride”, and the blast of the Cannery Whistle came to represent prosperity for the many farmers and thousands of employees up through 1973.
It was purchased by Lloyd Searle in 1973. Over the years many businesses have occupied space in the building including… Lloyds Heating and A/C, and art studio, ceramic shop, Heiner dance, The Dance Closet (?), The Cannery Pizza Place (?), – I need more info here – please send it to me.
In 2002 the Cannery was threatened with demolition as with many historic buildings the Cannery had fallen in to disrepair and the city had started the process of eminent domain. The current owners of the building Shawn Maynard and wife Sharlene Maynard purchased the building and started down the long road of restoration. Several years and thousands of man hours later the Cannery re-opened as a retail center for the community.
The first stage of the restoration of this converted brick and timber factory was completed in 2006 and it is now home to many businesses and local craftsman. There are plans to convert the entire 40,000 square foot factory into a retail mall similar to the Trolly Square building in Salt Lake.
With about one third of the building stripped back down to its original brick and timber feel the front portion of the factory is now home to The Cannery Boutique and Furniture Gallery, Utah Fireplace & Utah Air Systems, Bullfrog Spas, Great Harvest Bread, Pet Chalet, Uptown Auto, Timbercraft Billiards. The upstairs mezzanine was added to the warehouse in the mid 1900’s and housed many community events. This portion of the factory is shared between the furniture gallery, fireplace showroom and a number of small professional offices.
It is only fitting that this historic building is now the home of the North View Business Alliance and the Spend It In North Ogden Program. If you are interested in the business of North Ogden, consider attending their quarterly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00 in the Cannery Conference room.