Historical Use

The William and Edna Cordner residence is a fairly common example of a one-and-one half story, brick, central-block-with-projecting-bays type house with Victorian Eclectic detailing. The house was constructed ca.1898 by William Cordner whose family was one of the first to settle on the Provo Bench. William was heavily involved in the fruit growing industry, the mainstay of the Provo Bench, while he lived here. At that time, State Street was lined with the farms and orchards of a prospering agrarian community. The house has many of the characteristics found in Victorian Eclectic architecture, including an asymmetrical facade, open floor plan, and the use of various architectural styles and details. The Cordner house symbolizes the prosperity of fruit growers, farmers, and associated businesses during the agricultural expansion era of the Provo Bench and its growth into a city.

Current Use

Planted Earth was created in 1971 by Dan and Penny Doty as a successful plant store / greenhouse business and has blossomed into a beautiful boutique-styled antique and gift shop coupled with the most fabulous fresh flower designs in the valley! It continues to be an expression of their combined creative and innovative talents!

You can visit the Plant Earth - Flowers & Antiques between the hours of 11am-6pm.

Address: 440 S State Street, Orem, Utah