I love the old vintage signs, even better when they’re neon signs. I love to look into the story they tell.
Located at 960 E 2100 S in Salt Lake City, Nu-Crisp Popcorn Co. was established in 1933 and started this location in 1946. The best I can tell it closed in 1994 so I’m surprised it is still sitting here undisturbed in 2020.
They sold 33 flavors of popcorn and a lot of taffy and candy.
Located at 140 N Cornell St in Salt Lake City, I was documenting the closed down Diamond Lil’s and the closed down Overniter Motel and between the two I saw this abandoned home and decided to save some photos of it to be able to look back at what used to be here later.
I stopped by to document Mountain Courtyard Suites, an apartment building in Salt Lake City that is in poor shape. I’m not sure if they’re going to fix it or knock it down but just in case I like to get photos to be able to look back on.
Raging Waters, a large water park in Salt Lake City, Utah later became Seven Peaks Waterpark and then closed down. I stopped by to get some photos and video clips and document it before it fades away.
While I was there I noticed the grass had just been burned, I didn’t realize it was only two days prior until I got back and looked the park up online and saw this article. It turns out just a couple of weeks later there was a fire in the office (see this article) so I’m glad I went when I did.
Movies 8, located at 2424 North University Parkway, Provo, Utah opened in October 1988 and was a very popular spot for local families and students for over two decades and after slowing down for a few years finally closed after 29 years in March of 2017.
It was Cinemark’s test location for “dollar theaters” and at one point in 1992 was bringing in more revenue than any of the other 150+ Cinemark locations in the US.
This cool looking home in Palmyra/Spanish Fork was part of the movie “Made Men” and is also mentioned on several websites that list haunted sites, there are some stories of murders that may have happened in there.
William Parry Bowen and Ruth Jones were children when their parents came to Utah in 1856 with the John Hunt Wagon Train. They married and lived in this home. Their eldest daughter, Mary Eleanor Bowen married Lars Peter Larsen and their family lived in the home.
The county records show ownership being back and forth with Larsen’s and Moran’s since 1980. I’ve been seeing if I can dig up any good history about the place, it looks like it would have a lot.
I saw Eric Meyer share this photo on facebook saying that his Great Great Grand Father William Perry Bowen built this house in the 1850’s or so. It had been known as The Big House.