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

Salt Lake City and County Building

 
 
Salt Lake City and County Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
1. Salt Lake City and County Building Marker
One of two identical plaques on the site.
Inscription.
Built 1891-1894 of Kyune sandstone.
Architects: Proudfoot, Bird and Monheim.
Served as Utah State Capitol 1896-1916.

 
Erected by Utah State Historical Society. (Marker Number N-3.)
 
Location. 40° 45.571′ N, 111° 53.273′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on State Street (U.S. 89), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located on the west side of the building near the sidewalk on State Street. It is just to the right of the flagpole and the statue of two children. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 Washington Square, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Lake City & County Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salt Lake Stock & Mining Exchange Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Modern Irrigation (approx. mile away); Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregation Montefiore
Salt Lake City and County Building West Face image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
2. Salt Lake City and County Building West Face
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Commercial Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peery Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker diametrically opposite on the east side of the building.
 
Regarding Salt Lake City and County Building. This building was the first historic building to be outfitted with base isolators for seismic protection. 440 in all, they allow the building to move as a whole during an earthquake.

This edifice is Tour Stop 30 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Salt Lake City and County Building Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
3. Salt Lake City and County Building Entrance
Salt Lake City and County Building East Face image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
4. Salt Lake City and County Building East Face
Salt Lake City and County Building South Face image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
5. Salt Lake City and County Building South Face
Take note of the Courthouse sign at the fourth floor level of the courts.
Building Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
6. Building Cornerstone
Rededication Engraving image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 31, 2010
7. Rededication Engraving
This rededication was engraved in the end of the original cornerstone.
Rededication Plaque - April 28, 1989 image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 13, 2010
8. Rededication Plaque - April 28, 1989
The building had been under renovation and to install seismic protection for several years. This plaque commemorates the re-opening of the building.
Salt Lake City and County Building image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
9. Salt Lake City and County Building
This undated NRHP photo shows a full view of this building.
 
 
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 1,222 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 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 18, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   9. submitted on September 17, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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