Historic Preservation Commission

The Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission will meet on the fourth Monday of each month, in-person in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall or over Zoom software, all meetings start at 7 p.m.
If you need to attend at home or if out of town, a Zoom meeting link will be available for your convenience. The public is welcome to attend. If attending over Zoom click on the Zoom link below for the date of the meeting.
Commission Chairman:                     David Barney                    801-706-7512   dbarney@farmington.utah.gov
Commission Vice-Chair:                    Karina Landward              801-243-2373   gklandward@msn.com
Commission Liaison:(Councilman)    Roger Child                      801-419-5031   rchild@farmington.utah.gov
Museum Executive Director:             Annette Tidwell                 801-529-2052   nettietidwell@gmail.com
Staff: Community Dev. Director         Dave Petersen                 801-939-9211   dpetersen@farmington.utah.gov
Secretary                                           Dorothy Briggs Arnold      801-547-7212   deyodotto@hotmail.com
                                                          Kathy Cornejo                  801-231-6533   gringa.kathy@gmail.com
                                                          Darren Degraw                 801-940-1305   ddegraw@cleasbyconveyors.com
                                                          Andrew Clark                    801-589-1617   andreweclark@me.com
                                                          David Livingston               760-580-4524   skyskidave@gmail.com
                                                          Charlotte Packer               801-643-3091   charonna@gmail.com

Commission Meetings

Date   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom Meeting Link
September 26, 2022   Agenda  |   Minutes  |  Zoom
August 26, 2022 Special Meeting via Zoom Only   Agenda  |   Minutes Zoom
August 22, 2022   Agenda   |   Minutes  Zoom
August 01, 2022 (in lieu of July 25)   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
July 25, 2022   No Meeting Held - Pioneer Day Observance
June 27, 2022   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
May 23, 2022   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
April 25, 2022   Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
March 28, 2022    Agenda   |   Minutes  | Zoom
February 28, 2022    Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
January 24, 2022    Agenda   |   Minutes  |  Zoom
December 2021   No Meeting will be Held
November 2021   No Meeting will be Held
27 October 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
22 September 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
25 August 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
28 July 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
23 June 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes
26 May 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
28 April 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
24 March 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
24 February 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
27 January 2021, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
December 2020   No Meeting will be Held
November 2020   No Meeting will be Held
28 October 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
26 August 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom
29 July 2020, 7:00 pm   Agenda   |   Minutes   |   Zoom



Historic Preservation Commission

Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission is charged with assisting the city to identify, preserve, protect, and enhance historic buildings, sites, monuments, streetscapes, and landmarks that are deemed architecturally or historically significant. The preservation ordinance states,
"By protecting such historically significant sites and structures, they will be preserved for use, observation, education, pleasure and general welfare of the present and future residents of the city."


City Hall Museum

Historic Farmington

Farmington, the seat of Davis County, is located about 16 miles north of Salt Lake City. It occupies a narrow strip of land tucked snugly against the base of the Wasatch Mountains, halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden, with the Great Salt Lake lapping at its western shores.

The community, with a population of around 22,000, is a place renowned for its tree lined streets, visual charm and a history as solid as the stone used in the construction of many of its pioneer homes.

Farmington’s earliest inhabitants were Native Americans who stayed until the 1860's. fur trappers came through the Farmington area as early as 1825, and were followed by explorers and emigrants in the 1840's.

Soon after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley with the Mormon Pioneers in 1847, Hector C. Haight traveled north to graze cattle, eventually building a log cabin and settling his family in the area. Other settlers followed over the ensuing years, naming the town North Cottonwood.

The name was later changed to Farmington. In December of 1892, Farmington was incorporated as a city with a population of 1,180. By 1980, that number had increased to 4,700, and in the next 12 years the population doubled.

The five canyons above Farmington have streams that flow through the City, eventually emptying into the Great Salt Lake. Farmington Canyon offers opportunities for hiking, jogging, bicycling, snowmobiling, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing and camping. There are also horse racing and rodeo facilities at the Davis County Fairgrounds in West Farmington.

The Primary Organization of the LDS Church was established in Farmington. A mural depicting that first primary can be seen in the Farmington Rock Chapel on Main Street.

Farmington is well known as the site of the State’s largest family amusement park. Lagoon, originally known as Lake Park Resort, was once on the shores of the Great Salt lake.

Later in the 1890's, it was moved to its present site and renamed Lagoon.

The City’s motto, "Historic Beginnings", is in reference to the pioneer spirit that Farmington was settled with and that same pioneer spirit exists today. Majestic trees line the City’s Main Streets which makes it have the old town feeling.


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City Hall
160 S Main
Farmington, Utah 84025