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Hotel Utah

 
 
Hotel Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Hotel Utah Marker
Inscription. The corner of Main Street and South Temple have long been important in Utah history. Prior to construction of Hotel Utah in 1909-11, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ general tithing office, bishop’s storehouse, and the “Deseret News” printing plant were located on the site. Work on the Second Renaissance Revival style hotel, designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Parkinson and Bergstrom, began in June 1909. Two years later, on June 9, 1911, Hotel Utah opened for business. While the L.D.S. Church was the primary stockholder, many Mormon and non-Mormon community and business leaders also purchased stock in the effort to provide the city with a first-class hotel. The ten-story building has a concrete and steel structure and is covered with white glazed terra cotta and brick. Various additions and remodelings have occured throughout the years including a substantial expansion to the north and modifications to the roof-top dining facilities. The building ceased operations as a hotel in August 1987. A major remodeling and adaptive reuse project to accommodate both community and church functions was completed in 1993.
 
Erected 1993 by Utah State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 46.169′ N, 111° 
Front entrrance of Hotel Utah image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Front entrrance of Hotel Utah
53.438′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South Temple, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Smith Memorial Building (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lion House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Lion House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Lion House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Additional comments.
1. New Name for the Hotel Utah
The Hotel Utah has been officially renamed the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in honor of the founder and first President of the LDS Church. It has been used for Church offices and meeting places since being renovated in 1987 to 1993. Free tours of the building are available Monday through Saturday 9:00AM to 9:00PM and a 70 minute film about
South side (front) of Hotel Utah image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
3. South side (front) of Hotel Utah
the life of Joseph Smith is shown 8 times during the day. It is Tour Stop #2 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
    — Submitted September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
Tour Stop #2 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. Tour Stop #2 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour
Exact Center of Salt Lake City image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
5. Exact Center of Salt Lake City
This is the intersection that is the base point for the address numbering system for Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. Four historical markers are visible in the photo. At the far left is the bust of Charles Savage on top of the Honor Thy Father and Mother marker. Immediately to the right of that is the Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian. At the center is the Brigham Young Monument and at the far right the marker for the Hotel Utah is just barely visible about three feet off the ground next to the corner of the building.
East side of Hotel Utah image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
6. East side of Hotel Utah
Cupola on Top of Hotel Utah image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 7, 2010
7. Cupola on Top of Hotel Utah
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   6. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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