Historical Marker Series

Utah: Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour

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1872-1873, Thomas J. JohnsonCast iron facade by Richard M. UpjohnThe First National Bank Building features the oldest known cast iron facadein the Intermountain West. It was designed by Richard M. Upjohn, one of America's most distinguished 19th-century arc…
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The Salt Lake Herald Building's U-shaped plan is unusual. Many 19th and early 20th-century buildings have a U-shaped plan to allow light and air to reach interior offices. Most often, however, the "U" opens to the rear or the side of the building rather tha…
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This street is named Exchange Place after the Salt Lake Stock and MiningExchange Building. As part of his efforts to make south downtown the financial center of Salt Lake City, Samuel Newhouse donated this site to the Salt Lake Mining and Stock Exchange in …
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The Salt Lake City & County Building is one of Salt Lake City's most beloved landmarks.The building is Utah's finest example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Numerous detailed carvings, including Indian chiefs, Spanish explorers, and the faces of t…
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The Lion House takes its name from the carved lion on top of the front portico. The house was constructed with adobe blocks, a common building material during Utah's settlement period. Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-…
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed this building between 1914 and 1917 to serve as its headquarters. Prior to its completion, the office of the Church President was located just to the east between Brigham Young's Lion House and Bee…
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The Broadway Hotel is one of the dozen hotels built in downtown Salt Lake City shortly after the completion of the city's two major rail depots. The building is most notable today for the portico on its southeast corner. This portico marks the entrance of t…
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The Oregon Shortline Railroad Company built the lower, eastern section of this building to house its offices in 1897. Shortly therafter, the Salt Lake City School Board contracted with the railroad to build the small annex and larger, more elaborate buildin…
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Built in 1864, the Eagle Emporium Building is the oldest existing commercial building in downtown Salt Lake City. William Jennings, Utah's first millionaire, constructed the building to house his mercantile business. The Eagle Emporium Building was also the…
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