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Historic Preservation Commission Opening


 The Lindon City Historic Preservation Commission is seeking residents who are interested in serving as members of the Commission. The group oversees annual community events and works to identify, recognize, and preserve the history of Lindon City and its residents.  If you are interested in volunteering as a member or have questions regarding the Commission, please submit an application form or contact  Hugh Van Wagenen at 801-785-7687.  Note: This is a "volunteer" position, hence unpaid.

Historic Preservation Commission


Life in Lindon didn't always include sidewalks, street lights, or paved roads.  

The Lindon City Historical Commission is an advisory board organized to make recommendations to the City Council concerning their various assignments, including educating the public concerning the historic preservation and cultural heritage of Lindon, and continuing longstanding community traditions, such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Commission also surveys historical locations in the City of Lindon and determines what, if any, funds are available to restore and maintain the sites. The Commission is made up of several Lindon residents and City staff that are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve two-year terms on the Commission.

The Historical Commission meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each odd numbered month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov). The meeting is open to the public and is held at 6:00pm in the lower-level conference room at the Lindon City Center, 100 N. State Street, Lindon. For information on Commission projects or events, contact the City at 801-785-7687.

A brochure identifying 18 historical sites in Lindon is available at the Community Development Department. It was developed with assistance and funding from the Lindon Historical Preservation Committee and the Utah Division of State History. The brochure is meant to be a self-guided tour and identifies many of the existing historical markers already in town. Click here for a pdf of the brochure.  Each site has a brief description, the address and a photo of the building or site. It is hoped that this historical guide will help to remind us of the pioneers who settled this area and their dedication in making Lindon a thriving, beautiful place to live. Some of the buildings in the guide are no longer standing; however, visiting these sites may allow us to visualize the places of residence, work and worship of our honored Lindon settlers. For a copy of the brochure, or further written information on the history of Lindon, please contact the Lindon City Center at 100 N. State Street.

Historic Commission seeks to preserve LDS tithing office


 The Historic Commission is seeking financial assistance to help fund preservation of the Lindon historic LDS tithing office located at 319 North 135 West.  Those interested in donating or supporting the preservation effort may contact Adam Cowie, at 801-785-7687 for more information. The Daily Herald published an article about the preservation efforts found here.

Historic Commission Chair recognized for service



Above: Former Lindon City Historical Commission Chair, Lynn LeMone (right) and former Commission member Van Ercanbrack stand next to the date block where a new time capsule was placed to commemorate the opening of the Lindon City Community Center.  Lynn's service to the community was recognized in a newspaper article published in the Daily Herald. Click here to view article.

Lindon City Community Center
('red church' on Main Street)


On July 4, 2010 a time capsule was opened that had been sealed for 61 years behind the corner stone of the historic Main Street LDS chapel. The photo above shows community and church members that gathered to celebrate the opening of the time capsule originally placed in the cornerstone of the building in August of 1949. The celebration marked one of the last ecclesiastical events to occur in the building while owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church has outgrown the building, which was slated for demolition after completion of a new LDS chapel on 500 North in Lindon. The city was able to negotiate purchase of the property from the LDS Church with intentions of using the building as a community and senior center. The Lindon City Historic Preservation Commission was happy to participate in displaying of the items found within the time capsule. Below are links to copies of some of the items found within the time capsule.

Large group photo - July 4, 2010

Group photo of those present at original 1949 building dedication - July 4, 2010

Copies of documents found in time capsule:
Names of residents that dedicated money to the building construction, signatures of those present at 1949 time capsule dedication, town history, etc. (8Mb)

1952 building dedication program / pamphlet (6Mb)

Transcript of 1952 dedication service

History of the Lindon Ward

History of the Lindon Ward Relief Society

History of the original Lindon church house on 400 North

 
     
Original Lindon LDS Chapel on 400 North
1891 - 1941
Lindon Ward LDS Main Street chapel
1952



 

Other projects and events:


Tree Lighting Ceremony (Held annually on 1st Monday evening in December)

Huck Finn fishing event (Held annually in August during week of Lindon Days)

Historic LDS Tithing Office / Bishop's Store House restoration project

Pioneer home replica in Pioneer Park - 150 South 500 East

Historic site signs / monument markers

Lindon Heritage Trail & Historic places signs

Publications:  Lindon - Our Town, Leaves of Lindon Vol. 1, Lindon Historic Sites Brochure.