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Templeton Building

Salt Lake City's first "Skyscraper"

 
 
Templeton Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
1. Templeton Building Marker
Inscription.  The Templeton, a six-story brick and stone building, constructed in 1889-1890, was designed by Joseph D. C. Young, a son of Brigham Young and a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The impressive structure was erected by Zion’s Saving Bank and Trust Company and helped establish Salt Lake City as an important regional banking center. The bank occupied the main floor while the upper part was occupied by the Hotel Templeton.

This luxury hotel, with a dining room overlooking the city from the top floor, did not survive the financial panic of 1893 and the building was retrofitted for office use. Until its demise in 1959 the building housed offices of lawyers, dentists, music teachers, architects, and other businesses. It was replaced by the 18-story Kennecott Building — reclad in 2007 and now known as the Zions Bank Building.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 40° 46.149′ N, 111° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on East South Temple west of
Marker detail: Templeton Building image. Click for full size.
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2. Marker detail: Templeton Building
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South State Street (Utah Route 186), on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted in a garden plaza on the south side of the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 East South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Reserve Bank (a few steps from this marker); Church Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); City Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beehive House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Templeton Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
3. Templeton Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jul. 3, 2022