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

Park (Rio Grande) Hotel

 
 
Park (Rio Grande) Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Park (Rio Grande) Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Park Hotel is significant for its association with the early 20th-century development of Salt Lake City’s transportation and industrial district. Built immediately after the completion of the nearby Rio Grande and Union Pacific railroad stations (both built in 1909-10), the Park Hotel provided housing and services for blue collar workers, many of them ethnic immigrants, employed in local transportation, manufacturing, commercial, and construction enterprises. Designed by Ware and Treganza, one of Utah's most prominent architectural firms, and constructed in 1911, the Park Hotel was the first hotel erected near the Rio Grande Depot.

With shops and cafe on the first level and residential rooms on the second level, the Park Hotel was modest in size and design, yet it was one of the first of a soon-popular building type. Over the next few years, several other hotels were constructed to the east along 300 South, producing something of a "hotel row." Following World War II the name was changed to the Rio Grande Hotel. It continues its historic function as a single room occupancy hotel.
 
Erected 1993 by Utah State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 45.779′ N, 111° 54.224′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City
Park (Rio Grande) Hotel Marker in Distant Doorway image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Park (Rio Grande) Hotel Marker in Distant Doorway
, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (300 South), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 W Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag of the United States of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Warehouse Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Utah's First Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Broadway Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. This location is also listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Rio Grande Hotel sign image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
3. Rio Grande Hotel sign
The Rio Grande Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
4. The Rio Grande Hotel
Another View of the Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
5. Another View of the Hotel
 
 
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