Ogden has recently become one of our preferred weekend staycation spots. In addition to its fine record stores, vegan food, and ever growing beer scene, the city has managed to maintain a lot of the ‘rough around the edges’ charm that comes with its history as a railroad town.
Last Saturday, Sarah and I ventured north and in addition to hunting down records, beer, and loaded vegan french fries, I talked her into joining me for a quick tour of the historic buildings designed by famed Utah architect, Leslie S. Hodgson. His Art Deco style is absolutely distinct and his buildings are a highlight of Utah’s built environment. In particular, his government buildings (the Ogden Municipal Building, Ogden High School, and U.S. Forest Service Building) are fantastic symbolic examples of government as the critical public institution that endures across generations. Anyhow, here are some pictures!