Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Salt Lake Herald Building
— 1905, John C. Craig —
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 than to the front. The Salt Lake Herald, a staunchly pro-Mormon newspaper, constructed this building in 1905. After the Herald moved out in 1913, the Little Hotel occupied the building for many years. Lamb’s Restaurant, a Salt Lake City icon, has been in business on the ground floor of the Herald Building continuously since 1919. Look for the ornate tin cornice which crowns the building.
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 40° 45.928′ N, 111° 53.451′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 169 South Main 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. Herald Building (here, next to this marker); First National Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); Great Salt Lake City Station (a few steps from this marker); Commercial Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Theatre (about 500 feet away); The Old Clock (about 500 feet away); Eagle Emporium Building (about 600 feet away); Morgan Commercial & Normal College (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. This building is Tour Stop 21 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
Regarding Salt Lake Herald Building. One of the best ornate tin cornices in Salt Lake City crowns the Herald Building. The elaborately decorated cornice is divided into two identical halves to accommodate the building’s U-shaped plan.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.