WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
SIDNEY & MARY ANN ATKIN HOME
St. George, Utah
LOCATION46 North 200 East
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone 187-R in the 1941 telephone book (Mrs Susie Atkin)
Telephone ORchard 3-3428 in the 1958 telephone book (Mrs Susie Atkin)
Telephone ORchard 3-3428 in the 1961 telephone book (Mrs Susie Atkin)
Telephone 673-3487 in the 1972 telephone book (Sidney J Atkin)
Plat B, Block 64, Lot 3 on the old pioneer map of St. George.
37° 6' 32.10" North Latitude, 113° 34' 43.37" West Longitude
2,752 feet MSL
HISTORYThe land where this home is located was originally deeded to Joseph W. Young, mayor of the City of St. George, by President Ulysses S. Grant on July 10, 1872. This was the time when the federal government had recently opened a land office to allow citizens to obtain private ownership of their land instead of just being squatters on unsurveyed public land.
Mayor Young deeded the lot to Daniel Seegmiller for $400 in 1874. Seegmiller began building a home on the property and was called on a mission to England from 1877 to 1879. While he was gone, his two wives, Artemsia Snow Wooley Seegmiller and Ellen Smith Seegmiller finished two rooms and the kitchen (doing all the work themselves) so they could move into the home. Ellen died three months after Daniel returned from his mission.
When Daniel moved to Alton, Utah in 1886, he sold the home to Thomas Judd for $900.
Judd sold it two years later to his son Samuel Judd for $1000.
In 1893 Joseph T. and Eleanor Atkin purchased it from Samuel Judd for $1400. In 1896 Joseph's wife died and a year later he married Susie Jane Fawcett. They had several children. Joseph died in 1938 at the age of 75 but Susie remained in the home until 1962 when she died at the age of 87. During those years an apartment was built in the home and rented to children of the Atkins as they married.
In 1963, Sidney & Mary Ann Atkin bought the home for $10,000 and did extensive remodeling, including eliminating the apartment and including its space in their family area. During those years, Sidney was involved in the Sugar Loaf Cafe, and the Rodeway Inn, and Skywest Airlines, and served in the Utah State Legislature.
Kim Campbell purchased the home from the Sid Atkin family in 2001 and began the historical restoration of the building. He turned it into the offices of Campbell and Associates (architects).
Joseph W. Young
Joseph T. & Eleanor Atkin
Joseph T. & Susie Jane Fawcett Atkin
Sidney J. & Mary Ann Atkin
BIOGRAPHYThomas Judd click here
Sidney J. Atkin is a native of St. George, Utah and a graduate of Dixie High School and Dixie College. While attending Dixie, he was both a scholar and an athlete, competing in tennis and basketball and receiving the outstanding business award. Following an LDS mission to the British Isles and military service in the Utah National Guard, Sid, with his father (Rudger C. Atkin) and brother (Clayton Atkin) purchased the Sugar Loaf Cafe. This investment blossomed into a booming property management and investment enterprise. As president of Sugar Loaf Inc., Sid has developed and operated the Rodeway Inns and Sugar Loaf Restaurants in St. George and Cedar City. He was one of the founders of Skywest Airlines and now serves as vice-chairman. He has served as chairman of the Washington County Republican party and served eight years as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, four years as the Republican whip. He is a member of the Utah State Parks and Recreation Board. He has been honored by the Five County Association of Governments for his legislative service, and he was also a Southern Utah Honors recipient. Sid has donated his time and energy to several civic organizations. He has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, promotional co-chair of the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, and on the Boards of the Dixie Regional Medical Center and the Dixie College Foundation. He has served as a member of the Dixie College Board of Trustees and the Dixie Colonel's Club. Sid is married to Mary Ann Hunt and they are the parents of eight children, seven that are graduates of Dixie College. The Dixie College Administration building proudly displays his name.