Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Salt Lake City & County Building
—1891-1894, Monheim, Bird, & Proudfoot —
The building is Utah’s finest example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Numerous detailed carvings, including Indian chiefs, Spanish explorers, and the faces of the first Mormon women to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley, decorate the building’s exterior. Columbia, a female personification of the United States, crowns the clock tower. During the late 1980s, Salt Lake City undertook a major renovation of the building. It now sits on 440 base isolators which will allow the building to move as a whole during an earthquake. This seismic retrofit project received international attention for pioneering the use of base isolators in historic buildings.
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 30.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 40° 45.575′ N, 111° 53.16′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 200 East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on the east side of the building, close to the flagpoles. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 Washington Square, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Salt Lake City and County Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation Montefiore (approx. ¼ mile away); Salt Lake Stock & Mining Exchange Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Modern Irrigation (approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); B'nai Israel Temple (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Regarding Salt Lake City & County Building. The building is situated in the middle of beautiful Washington Square. It is Tour Stop 30 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
Also see . . . History of the City & County Building and Beautiful Washington Square. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 8. submitted on September 17, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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