On Saturday, friends and customers will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of a Utah company, whose late owner helped found the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.
The arts center at 144 W. 300 South is located on property where an old adobe house once stood. It was the home of the Wagner family and for years was also the business address of the Wagner Bag Co., which manufactured and distributed packaging materials.
I.J. "Izzi" Wagner, who was born at the home in the rough part of the young city, took over the family bag business when he was 17 years old, shortly after his father died during the Great Depression.