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

Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building

 

1947, Ashton & Evans

 
Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
1. Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building Marker
Inscription.  The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company finished the first two stories of this building in 1939. The additional four stories were added in 1947 as the demand for telephones boomed after World War II. This building is one of the relatively rare examples of Art Deco style architecture in Utah. Look for shallow pilasters dividing the façade into narrow bays and a wide band of low-relief ornament just above the first story. Also note the plaque commemorating the Salt Lake Theatre on the southeast corner of the building. Built on this site in 1862, the elegant 1,500-seat theater provided a venue for the city's flourishing amateur theater groups.
 
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco, and the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 40° 46.042′ N, 111° 53.31′ 
Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
2. Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building Marker
(marker at right/southeast corner of building)
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W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of East 100 South and South State Street, on the right when traveling west on East 100 South. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 South State Street, 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. The Salt Lake Theatre (here, next to this marker); Social Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Social Hall (about 300 feet away); City Creek (about 600 feet away); Alta Club Building (about 600 feet away); First Security Branch of Wells Fargo (about 600 feet away); Federal Reserve Bank (about 700 feet away); Pioneer Telegraph Office (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Regarding Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building. This building is Tour Stop 9 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
 
Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
3. Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building
(southeast corner)
Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
4. Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building
(currently houses A.T. & T. company offices)
Salt Lake Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2016
5. Salt Lake Theatre Marker
Long, long be my heart with such memories filled;
like the vase in which roses have once been distilled.
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will,
but the scent of the roses will hang ’round it still.
Thomas Moore

“The people must have amusement as well as religion” —Brigham Young

The Salt Lake Theatre, 1860–1923, erected on this site under the direction of President Brigham Young, dedicated March 6, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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