Where Did We Get the Name Chateau Brickyard Anyway?January 10, 2016 | Chateau Brickyard
Every place has a story to tell, and Chateau Brickyard Senior Living is no different. The bricks and mortar that make up this senior living community in Salt Lake, UT, have a storied history that spans back to its early days as part of a Mormon settlement. Over the years, the center has undergone several major renovations and name changes before becoming the active senior community it is today.
The Chateau Brickyard grounds' earliest origins can be traced back to 1853, when Mormon leader Brigham Young led his Latter-Day Saints settlers into the valley. The area was then known as Sugar House, named after a sugar beet factory located within the area. The name "Sugar House" was actually suggested by Margaret McMeans Smoot, First Lady to Salt Lake City's then-mayor Abraham O. Smoot.
Later on, the Sugar House grounds were converted into a prison known as Sugar House Prison, which became Utah's first state penitentiary. By 1951, the prison was closed, its buildings demolished, and Highland High School and Sugar House Park were erected in its stead.
Over the years more changes were made, and the Brickyard Plaza eventually came to be one of Utah's top shopping malls. What's more, the Brick Stack - a separate structure erected in 1902 - is in plain view and also pays homage to the area's colorful history. Residents of our senior living apartments near Millcreek can enjoy the view of this iconic structure.
Chateau Brickyard Today
To this day, Chateau Brickyard continues to undergo many changes to keep it looking and functioning at its best. Several of the centers, including the main living area and dining room, have just recently received a major facelift to accommodate more features and amenities. The community also welcomed a new Executive director to their staff, Brittany Haacke, in December 2015.
No matter how extensive the changes, one aspect will remain the same for many years to come: Chateau Brickyard's continued commitment to excellence as an active senior community. If you wish for your loved one to be a part of our welcoming community of seniors, then call us today at (801) 466-9999 to schedule a visit or schedule a tour online.
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