Random Container in the Desert

Out in the Utah desert in the middle of nowhere I stumbled onto this painted container.


Fred L. Markham

Fred L. Markham is an architect who’s name I come across a lot in my exploration of historic buildings.

This is where I’ll list the work I’ve documented that he is credited for.

  • Arch Theater in Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Beers House-Hotel, 1930 renovations by Markham, in Pleasonton, Utah
  • Huish Theater in Payson, Utah
  • Huish Theater in Richfield, Utah
  • Huish Theater in Riverton, Utah
  • Ogden Stake Tabernacle in Ogden, Utah
  • Provo High School in Provo, Utah
  • Provo Third Ward Chapel and Amusement Hall in Provo, Utah
  • Salt Lake Monument Park Ward Chapel in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • SCERA Theater in Orem, Utah

Buildings at Utah Universities (from Wikipedia)

  • Carillon Bell Tower (BYU)
  • David O. McKay Building (BYU)
  • Eyring Science Center (BYU)
  • Herald R. Clark Building (BYU)
  • James E. Talmadge Math and Computer Engineering Building (BYU)
  • John A. Widtsoe Building (BYU)
  • Joseph Smith Memorial Building (BYU)
  • Knight Magnum Building (BYU)
  • LaVell Edwards Stadium (BYU)
  • Smith Fieldhouse (BYU)
  • Thomas L. Martin Building (BYU)
  • Wilkinson Student Center (BYU)
  • Student Union Building (Snow College)
  • Student Union Building (U of U)
  • Student Union Building (Utah State)

Woodruff-Riter Mansion

This gorgeous bed and breakfast was the historic Woodruff-Riter Mansion, it has rooms to stay in that are made to look like famous parts of Utah like Bryce Canyon, Sundance and Kings Peak.

It was constructed in 1906 for Dr. Edward Day Woodroff, President of the Brown, Terry and Woodruff corporation. The home was inherited by his son-in-law, Brigadier General Franklin Riter, who served as head of branch office, the board of review of the judge advocate general of the army, European theater of operations during World War II. In 1950, the mansion was acquired by Devirl B. Stewart, President of the Stewart Distributing Company, and used as a family residence until 1974. Renovated for offices in 1975 by R.J. Hollberg, Jr.

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