Friday, April 22, 2011

Standard-Examiner: And The Hunt Is On For Ogden Landmarks

Check out the Ogden City website, where you'll find more information, along with a downloadable contest entry form

Attention Emerald City architecture buffs! The Standard-Examiner provides a heads up this morning regarding a very unique competition, sponsored by a couple of highly-respected home town historic preservation entities.

Here's the lede:
OGDEN -- City officials are encouraging area residents to keep their eyes on local architecture during the municipality's annual historic scavenger hunt that runs through May 17.
The ninth annual hunt is being sponsored by the Ogden Landmarks Commission and Weber County Heritage Foundation and as part of National Historic Preservation Month.
The hunt is meant to get people out on the streets of Ogden to look at the city's unique historic buildings, said Sharon Smith, a city planning technician.
Read the full SE story here:
WCF regular contributor Dan S. participated in this competition last year; and his shared experience yielded us some very interesting results.

For those of you who'd like to follow Dan's example and participate of your own accord this year, check out this page from the Ogden City website, where you'll find more information, along with a downloadable contest entry form:
Happy hunting, O Gentle Ones...

12 comments:

RudiZink said...

I've downloaded my contest application...

2011 Historic Scavenger Hunt Entry Form

Houbout You?

Sherlock said...

Number four looks suspiciously like Mr. Godfrey's forehead.

Mike Brice said...

I download my app. Looks like a fun way to spend a spring afternoon. The only thing I don't understand in the directions is that it says all but one are viewable from the street.

So does that mean we have to enter a building like Union Station or something?

Thanks

RudiZink said...

Good question, Mike. I've forwarded your query to several people in Ogden whom, if all goes well, ought to be able to answer your question.

Small World said...

Wow! This is very cool, Rudy!

2011 Historic Scavenger Hunt Entry Form

Believe it or not, I live in one of these places!

RudiZink said...

LOL, Small World! So how do you like being one of the "creatures" living in Boss Godfrey's Ogden "tourist trap?"

Dan S. said...

Good catch, Mike. None of the photos look like they were taken indoors, so my best guess is that in one case you might have to stand in a parking lot rather than a street. Or a sidewalk or something like that. Best way to find out is to go out and start looking!

Mike Brice said...

Thanks.

I plan to get out this weekend to search. Should be a fun way to get me out of the house.

Dan S. said...

Good catch, Mike. None of the photos look like they were taken indoors, so my best guess is that in one case you might have to stand in a parking lot rather than a street. Or a sidewalk or something like that. Best way to find out is to go out and start looking!

RudiZink said...

LOL, Small World! So how do you like being one of the "creatures" living in Boss Godfrey's Ogden "tourist trap?"

rudizink said...

So Whaddaya think about Disquw so far?

Preety Kool, No?

Mike Brice said...

I had a fun afternoon and found 5 of the 12, but we were easily distracted and wanted to save more for another day.

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