The Chase Mill

The Chase Mill is a hidden gem within the Salt Lake City Valley. Tucked on the East side of Tracy Aviary’s 9 acres, the Chase Mill is the oldest standing industrial building in the state of Utah. Originally built in 1852 by Isaac Chase as a sawmill and gristmill the beautiful stone structure was later abandoned for many years. The spooky structure became a place for kids to sneak into to scare each other.  Some even carved their names in the pillars which are still visible today. 

 

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Within his 110-acre farm, Chase also built a green house, located behind the Merry-Go- Round, and his home which is now the Utah Folk-Art Museum. Brigham Young partnered with Isaac Chase as his business became prosperous; eventually doing a property swap, which is why The Mill has the initials of B Y on the front of the building. In return, Chase received property in what is now Centerville. So, if you happened to be driving and see Chase Lane it most likely was named after him. Finally, in 1882 the property was gifted to the state which is now known as Liberty Park. 

 

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The Chase Mill was on the verge of being demolished, but fortunately money was raised for its restoration and to preserve the historical value.  Now, functioning as an event space it is perfect for weddings, parties, celebrations of life, and meetings. The Mill provides a unique, and intimate experience with 3 levels and an adjacent lawn. It even has an amphitheater with a beautiful stone wall backdrop. 

 

38576281580_452370a2d2_o_4.jpg If you’re thinking about the perfect place to pop the question, celebrate your love or say I do with your love bird, the Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary is just the place.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact the Rentals Department at or by calling (801) 596-8500 ex. 127. 

 

- Gabe Cabal, Rental Coordinator