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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old City Hall

Now known as Council Hall

 
 
Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Old City Hall Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1864-65 at 120 East 1st South, this red sandstone building served for nearly 30 years, 1866-1894, as the seat of government. Here the Territorial Legislature met and passed laws establishing free public schools, made appropriations for the first University of Utah buildings, and granted woman suffrage. From its cupola, a 1700 lb. bell sounded fire alarms and curfews while its clock chimed the time of day. In 1961 the structure was removed, stone by stone, and restored to its original likeness through the efforts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the State of Utah, the Salt Lake City Corporation, and the N.C. Morgan Foundation. Now a Utah State Visitor Center and historic shrine.
 
Erected 1963 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 288.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.542′ N, 111° 53.268′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 300 North, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 N State Street, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Old City Hall, Now Known as Council Hall image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Old City Hall, Now Known as Council Hall
. Council Hall (here, next to this marker); The 18th Ward Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormon Battalion (about 300 feet away); Ottinger Hall (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 700 feet away); Ensign Peak (about 800 feet away); The Constitution Revered (about 800 feet away); Eliza R. Snow - Leader of Pioneer Women (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitics
 
State Historical Marker image. Click for more information.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. State Historical Marker
This additional marker indicates that this location is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The discrepancy between the markers regarding the original location (2nd South vs 1st South) resulted from a change in street numbering that occurred some time between the placement of the two markers.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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