Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
— 1909-1911, Parkinson & Bergstrom —
of the 20th century. the hotel hosted Utah’s most distinguished visitors and was a focal point of local social activity. As one historian wrote, “Everything that was anything was held there.” The building is a lavish example of Second Renaissance Revival style architecture — with a Utah touch. Look for the huge brick and plaster beehive cupola atop the hotel. The beehive is Utah’s state symbol. In 1987, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to close the Hotel Utah and renovate the building to house church offices and meeting spaces. Today the hotel is known as the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
Location. 40° 46.168′ N, 111° 53.425′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of South Temple Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Utah (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother (about 300 feet away); Church Administration Building (about 300 feet away); Templeton Building (about 300 feet away); Federal Reserve Bank (about 400 feet away); City Creek (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. This building is Tour Stop 2 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 4. submitted on September 17, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.