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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah and Vicinity
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|Formed in 1856 to accommodate rapid growth in the area, the 20th Ward originally met in a meetinghouse on 2nd Avenue between D and E streets. By 1884 when the need for a larger facility and the desire of the school board to use the location for a . . . — — Map (db m1560) HM|
|Built by Brigham Young for his own children stood on this corner lot 1860-1903 This early school was directed by Eli B. Kelsey, who in soliciting additional students announced in the Deseret News, December 12, 1860, as follows:
. . . — — Map (db m35005) HM|
|The mansion, completed in 1901, was designed for Alfred W. and Elizabeth McCune by architect S. C. Dallas. Alfred McCune acquired great wealth through railroad, mining, and timber enterprises. In 1920, after the McCune's moved to Los Angeles, they . . . — — Map (db m132485) HM|
|This building has housed the Alta Club for over 100 years. Prominent Utah businessmen founded the exclusive club in 1883. The original members were all non-Mormons and most were involved in the mining industry. The Alta Club's official exclusion . . . — — Map (db m146855) HM|
|Anderson Tower was built in 1884 by Robert R. Anderson (1848-1935) a pioneer of 1867, and one of the original settlers on the north bench of Salt Lake City. The tower was patterned after similar towers Mr. Anderson had seen in Scotland as a young . . . — — Map (db m124173) HM|
|Built in 1845 of adobe brick.
Architect: Truman O. Angell.
Home of Brigham Young, second president,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
& 1st Governor Territory of Utah. — — Map (db m35565) HM|
|The Bertolini Block is one of the few physical reminders of the immigrant communities which flourished in Salt Lake City at the turn of the century. Ignazio Bertolini, an Italian-American real estate developer, constructed the building in . . . — — Map (db m146856) HM|
|The Bertolini Block, constructed in 1891-1892, was designed by William Carroll. Built for Ignazio Bertolini, a native of Italy, the building was originally used for his real estate office and private residence. Later it was occupied by various . . . — — Map (db m146869) HM|
|On 19 July 1847, scouts Orson Pratt and John Brown climbed the mountain and became the first Latter-day Saints to see the Salt Lake Valley. Due to illness, the pioneer camp had divided into three small companies. On 23 July, the last party, led by . . . — — Map (db m150080) HM|
|Designed by Philip Meyer, a native of Germany and a nephew of local retail magnate Frederick Auerbach, the B'nai Israel Temple was constructed in 1890-91. Henry Monheim, a local architect, supervised the construction. It is one of the few remaining . . . — — Map (db m35790) HM|
|Honored here for his roles as pioneer, colonizer, governor, and religious leader, Brigham Young was best known as simply "Brother Brigham". A beloved leader and wise counselor, he served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day . . . — — Map (db m132637) HM|
|Erected about 1852. Used as the executive offices of the Territory of Utah until 1855. Headquarters of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the time it was finished until 1917 when the new church office building was complete.
For a . . . — — Map (db m35163) HM|
|The Broadway Hotel is one of the dozen hotels built in downtown Salt Lake City shortly after the completion of the city's two major rail depots. The building is most notable today for the portico on its southeast corner. This portico marks the . . . — — Map (db m35695) HM|
|In the early 1860's George and Mary B. Calder built one of the first amusement parks on this spot. They cleared the land with oxen, planted grass and trees and converted a natural spring of water into a lake for boating. It was spanned by a . . . — — Map (db m40229) HM|
| Constructed 1912-1913, the Capitol Theatre incorporated classical design and was stylistically advanced for its time. the theater's highly decorative Italian Renaissance style is significant as an innovation in the development of Utah architecture. . . . — — Map (db m35547) HM|
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|This reinforced concrete warehouse with a brick facade was built in 1929 for George E. Chandler, founder of the Central Warehouse Company. Part of the Warehouse District in the Salt Lake City Multiple-Resource Area, this structure helps document the . . . — — Map (db m35950) HM|
|Built in 1852 by Isaac Chase, a native of New York State who came to Utah in September 1847. His daughter Louisa drove the ox team across the plains which brought the mill stones and mill irons which were used in the manufacture of flour. In 1854, . . . — — Map (db m35131) HM|
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed this building between 1914 and 1917 to serve as its headquarters. Prior to its completion, the office of the Church President was located just to the east between Brigham Young’s Lion House . . . — — Map (db m35685) HM|
|This site originally housed two buildings used as brothels on Salt Lake City’s busy Commercial Street during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Commercial Street was created in 1871, one of the first streets to be cut through Salt Lake City’s large . . . — — Map (db m35306) HM|
|Jews have been part of Utah’s religious, economic, social, and political life since the mid-19th century. Congregation B’Nai Israel was organized in 1874. The first service was held in March, 1883. B’Nai Israel merged with Congregation Montefiore in . . . — — Map (db m35792) HM|
|This Synagogue was constructed in 1903 at a cost of $9,000, and was one of only 4 synagogues built in Utah during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was designed by prominent Utah architect Carl Neuhausen. The building's exotic style results from . . . — — Map (db m35833) HM|
|Built: 1864 – 1866
Originally Located: 120 East on 2nd South
Architect: William H. Folsom
Construction: Red Sandstone
Served as city hall and home of territorial legislature until 1894 moved to this site with the aid of . . . — — Map (db m35075) HM|
|The Crane Company constructed this building in 1910 to house the Salt Lake City branch of its internationally-known valve, engine, plumbing fixture, and heating system business. The company opened its Salt Lake branch in 1902, just a few years . . . — — Map (db m146857) HM|
|World renowned mining and metallurgical engineer, eminent business executive, benefactor and loyal friend of Utah and its people.
Guided by an inspired vision, he applied and developed processes for the beneficiation of low grade porphyritic . . . — — Map (db m72780) HM|
|This railroad station was constructed between 1908 and 1910 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was completed between Denver and Salt Lake City in March 1883, and the . . . — — Map (db m34997) HM|
|Devereaux House was Salt Lake City's earliest mansion and, in its day, the most elegant. As a unique mansion in an isolated frontier city, the Devereaux was the setting of many social gatherings that included prominent local citizens and important . . . — — Map (db m35793) HM|
|After 4 1/2 miles of fighting boulders and brush along streambed, Donner Party gave up here, and on August 22, 1846, climbed steep hill to southwest. A survivor wrote, "We doubled teams, almost every yoke in the train (of 23 wagons) being required . . . — — Map (db m41380) HM|
| The Donner Party led by George and Jacob Donner and James F. Reed passed here and crossed Jordan River nearby about September 2, 1846.
This party, consisting of 81 persons, 35 of them children, was delayed 2 weeks building a road via emigration . . . — — Map (db m152455) HM|
|When Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp graduated from Women's Medical College in Philadelphia with a specialty in obstetrics and diseases of women and children, she returned to Salt Lake City to practice medicine and open her School of Obstetrics and Nursing . . . — — Map (db m123640) HM|
|In memory of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon July 1, 1857 — July 10, 1932 Pioneer Doctor — First Woman State Senator in the U.S. Author of Utah sanitation laws Member of first State Board of Health Her office and home located near this . . . — — Map (db m146594) HM|
|Perhaps one of the longest living and prominent residents of the area, known as Parley’s Hollow, now officially Parley’s Historic Nature Park, was Joseph Dudler. About 1864, he settled in this location. Here he built his home. It was two stories, . . . — — Map (db m124023) HM|
|Early in 1870, Joseph Dudler, owner and operator of the inn which was on the ground level of his house, built a brewery in back of his house here in Parley’s Hollow. To provide for this, in addition to the brewery proper, located on adjacent . . . — — Map (db m124024) HM|
|Built in 1864, the Eagle Emporium Building is the oldest existing commercial building in downtown Salt Lake City. William Jennings, Utah's first millionaire, constructed the building to house his mercantile business. The Eagle Emporium Building was . . . — — Map (db m35804) HM|
|The Eagle Gate marked the entrance to the homes of Brigham Young. During the early settlement of the valley, Brigham Young was aloted the land lying athwart the mouth of City Creek Canyon. His New England heritage prompted him to desire the privacy . . . — — Map (db m35161) HM|
|Eliza R. Snow
Leader of Pioneer Women
January 21, 1804 - December 5, 1887
O My Father
The immortal poem – hymn, “O My Father” was written by the inspired poetess, Eliza R. Snow, sometime in the Spring of 1845 in . . . — — Map (db m35237) HM|
|From this point, looking northward, one has a clear view of ensign peak, a round hill, projecting up from the low range of which it is a part. On July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon Pioneers entered this valley, Brigham Young and party climbed . . . — — Map (db m125020) HM|
|July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon pioneers entered this valley Brigham Young and party climbed to this point and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons and streams. In the group were Heber C. Kimball, . . . — — Map (db m150534) HM|
|The bronze entrance to the Eagle Gate Tower once graced the Federal Reserve Bank building that stood on this corner. A branch of the Federal Reserve Bank first opened in Salt Lake City in 1918, but efforts to construct a building were repeatedly . . . — — Map (db m146596) HM|
|1872-1873, Thomas J. Johnson
Cast iron facade by Richard M. Upjohn
The First National Bank Building features the oldest known cast iron facade in the Intermountain West. It was designed by Richard M. Upjohn, one of . . . — — Map (db m35541) HM|
|Construction of this English Gothic Revival Style Church began in June 1903 and was completed May 1906. Architect was W. E. Ware. Built of local red sandstone. — — Map (db m121760) HM|
|This site, the northeast corner of First South and Main (formerly East Temple Street), was first occupied in the 1850s by an adobe building housing the Hooper & Eldridge bank. This bank was succeeded under territorial law in 1871 by the Bank of . . . — — Map (db m35000) HM|
|After Utah became a state in 1896, the Federal Government began planning a building to house federal offices in Salt Lake City. The Treasury Department considered two sites for the building. After vocal opposition from many of Salt Lake City's . . . — — Map (db m146591) HM|
|Fur trappers and traders were the first white men in this locality. William H. Ashley and men arrived in the spring of 1829.
The principal leaders were
James Bridger - Etienne Provost
Jedediah S. Smith
James Bridger, discoverer of . . . — — Map (db m124920) HM|
1896 for Gideon A. Gibbs
By Elbert D. Thomas, U.S.
Senator From 1932-1950 — — Map (db m35766) HM|
|The Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House, built in 1895 for Gideon A. and Margaret T. Gibbs, is both historically and architecturally significant. Bought by the Thomas family in 1906, the house is the only residence associated with Elbert D. Thomas, who, as a . . . — — Map (db m35768) HM|
|At the founding of Salt Lake City in 1847, this city block was deeded to Heber C. Kimball, a friend of Brigham Young who served with him in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Kimball was born in Vermont in 1801 and joined the church in New York . . . — — Map (db m155791) HM|
|Born June 1, 1801, at Whitingham, Vermont
Died August 29, 1877, at Salt Lake City, Utah
Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints succeeded Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, who was martyred at . . . — — Map (db m62788) HM|
|Latitude 40°46'04" - Longitude 111°54'00" Altitude (sidewalk) 4327.27 Ft.Fixed by Orson Pratt assisted by Henry G. Sherwood, August 3, 1847, when beginning the original survey of “Great Salt Lake City,” around the . . . — — Map (db m35007) HM|
|This Monument Marks the Site of the
Great Salt Lake City Station of The Pony Express
St. Joseph Mo. Sacramento Cal.
Inaugurated April 3,
1860 — — Map (db m150538) HM|
|The Henderson Block was the first produce warehouse constructed along Salt Lake City’s rail lines. This strategic location helped Wilber S. Henderson transform his produce business into one of the largest wholesale grocery companies in the . . . — — Map (db m146860) HM|
|The Henderson Block was constructed 1897-1898 for Wilber S. Henderson to house his wholesale grocery business. The Three story stone and brick office and warehouse was designed by architect Walter E. Ware. Additions were made to the building in 1931 . . . — — Map (db m146899) HM|
Designed by architect John C. Craig, the Herald Building was constructed in 1905 to house the Salt Lake Herald, a daily newspaper which began publication in June 1870. The Salt Lake Herald ceased publication in 1920. During its . . . — — Map (db m35544) HM|
|Built in 1909, this imposing 31-unit apartment building, notable for its construction of rusticated and decorative ashlar concrete block, is the only remaining example of its type in Salt Lake City. All of the apartments have built-in Murphy beds, . . . — — Map (db m36002) HM|
|Replaced the First Greek Church in Utah, consecrated in 1905. Designed in the Byzantine tradition, its construction began in July 1923 and was completed in August 1924. Surrounding the church were once many immigrant neighborhoods dependent on the . . . — — Map (db m35283) HM|
|Constructed in the traditional Byzantine style, Holy Trinity held its first service on August 15, 1924. Located in the center of the Salt Lake City immigrant district, the church served Greek miners, railroad and smelter workers and their families. . . . — — Map (db m35285) HM|
|The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is evidence of the size and religious devotion of Salt Lake City's Greek immigrant community. In the early 20th century, Greeks were the largest immigrant group in Utah. Salt Lake City's Greek community was . . . — — Map (db m35696) HM|
|Old Folks Day was inaugurated in Salt Lake City in 1875, by Charles R. Savage, assisted by Edward Hunter, presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and George Goddard, since which time all persons seventy or more years of . . . — — Map (db m34998) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m35680) HM|
|In Honor Of
[ Second Plaque Mounted on the Monument: ]
The Names of the PIONEERS Who Arrived in this Valley,
July 24, 1847,
* Signifies Those Now Living. The Unmarked Ones Are All . . . — — Map (db m35317) HM|
|The foundation work on the Salt Lake Temple was nearing completion and soon would be ready for the granite upper walls. The four day trip from the quarry with oxen-drawn wagons could not possibly provide stone as quickly as it was needed. To . . . — — Map (db m1420) HM|
|The Hotel Utah was the “Grande Dame” of hotels in the Intermountain West. For most 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, . . . — — Map (db m35747) HM|
|Heber C. Kimball, pioneer of 1847 and first counselor to Brigham Young, was allotted the land adjacent to this monument upon which to build homes for his family, the majority of whom arrived in 1848. He and Newel K. Whitney dedicated a plot of . . . — — Map (db m132484) HM|
|As a result of the organization of the original 19 wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “Mormons” in Salt Lake City on February 22, 1849, ward squares or blocks were created on which the public buildings for each ward . . . — — Map (db m35828) HM|
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|In 1824-26 the first black man came into Utah Territory. He was a trapper for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. His name was James Beckworth. In succeeding years many black people would follow to contribute to the development of Utah, socially and . . . — — Map (db m1379) HM|
|From 1847 to 1869 approximately 86,000 persons, mainly converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left their established homes to build anew in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. About 6,000 were buried along the way. . . . — — Map (db m35212) HM|
|The original five acre plot, located in the Big Field Survey, was assigned to Isaac Chase, a pioneer of 1847. A spring of clear water made it a verdant spot. Later he purchased three other tracts and planted seeds of locust trees around his home and . . . — — Map (db m35127) HM|
|Apartments such as this were a new type of residential building that emerged during the early 20th century as Salt Lake City developed into an urban center. Dozens of multi-story brick apartments were constructed in the neighborhoods near downtown. . . . — — Map (db m35957) HM|
|Constructed 1855-1856 as a residence for Brigham Young and his family, the Lion House takes its name from the recumbent lion carved by William Ward set on top of the front portico. The house was designed by Truman O. Angell and built of stuccoed . . . — — Map (db m35345) HM|
|Although willows grew along the banks of the streams a lone cedar tree near this spot became Utah's first famous landmark. Someone in a moment of thoughtlessness cut it down, leaving only the stump which is a part of this monument.
"In the . . . — — Map (db m35125) HM|
|The McIntyre Building was constructed in 1908–1909 for William H. McIntyre, Sr. who became wealthy after the development of his mammoth mine in Utah’s Tintic Mining District. This building, designed by Richard K. A. Kletting and constructed of . . . — — Map (db m35560) HM|
|Commemorating the beginning in America of Modern Irrigation in this vicinity on July 23 and 24, 1847, by the “Mormon” pioneers.
————————————— . . . — — Map (db m1376) HM|
| On this site John Morgan, noted Civil War Veteran, Educator, L.D.S. Missionary and Church Leader, established the first successful educational institution in the Territory of Utah.
Here was established the Morgan College in 1870, Utah’s first . . . — — Map (db m152852) HM|
|Constructed 1909-1910, the Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Office and Warehouse is historically significant as the headquarters of one of Utah’s largest and most important lumber companies. The construction of this facility marked the beginning of . . . — — Map (db m35823) HM|
|The Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company finished the first two stories of this building in 1939. The additional four stories were added in 1947 as the demand for telephones boomed after World War II. This building is one of the . . . — — Map (db m146597) HM|
|The Nauvoo Bell originally hung in the temple that Church members built in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.
The Saints removed the bell in 1846 when they were forced to leave Illinois because of persecution.
Following instructions from Brigham . . . — — Map (db m101779) HM|
|This substantial two-story house was built in 1854 by Nelson Wheeler Whipple at a cost of approximately $2,000. Whipple was a Mormon immigrant from New York who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850. During his long career in Utah he worked as a . . . — — Map (db m95945) HM|
|Colorful, inlaid tiles and a wide, bracketed cornice adorn the New Grand Hotel. John Daly built the hotel in 1910. Daly owned several lucrative silver mines in Park City, including the Daly-West, and was influential in Salt Lake City’s . . . — — Map (db m146598) HM|
|When first constructed in 1906, the New York Hotel provided luxurious accommodations for travelers. The building offered steam heat and electric lights in every room while advertisements assured all guests of excellent service. The hotel . . . — — Map (db m146586) HM|
|The International Order of Odd Fellows wsa one of the many secret fraternal organizations popular in 19th-century America. These organizations engaged in a variety of social and charitable activities. They also offered "fraternal insurance" . . . — — Map (db m146593) HM|
|Constructed in 1864-65 at 120 East 1st South, this red sandstone building served for nearly 30 years, 1866-1894, as the seat of government. Here the Territorial Legislature met and passed laws establishing free public schools, made appropriations . . . — — Map (db m34994) HM|
Built in 1900 by Volunteer Firemans
Association under leadership of
George M. Ottinger.
Used continuously as a social hall
by its members. — — Map (db m35669) HM|
|The Park Hotel is significant for its association with the early 20th-century development of Salt Lake City’s transportation and industrial district. Built immediately after the completion of the nearby Rio Grande and Union Pacific railroad stations . . . — — Map (db m34996) HM|
|This building has housed the same business since its construction in 1914. The Decker-Patrick Company, which advertised itself as "Wholesale dealers in dry goods, notions, and men's and women's furnishing," later changed its name to the Patrick . . . — — Map (db m146858) HM|
|The Peery Hotel was constructed in 1910 by Joseph S. and David H. Peery. — — Map (db m35291) HM|
|Built just three blocks east of the Denver & Rio Grande Depot, the Peery Hotel was well-placed to take advantage of Salt Lake City's rail traffic. The building has functioned continuously as a hotel since its construction in 1910. The E-shaped . . . — — Map (db m146859) HM|
| This ten-acre block served as camping grounds for immigrant trains.
The vanguard of the first band of pioneers pitched their tent here July 23,
1847, at which time their leader Orson Pratt dedicated the land. Later it became
the focal point for . . . — — Map (db m143213) HM|
|This home was erected 1853-1854 by Isaac Chase who with his wife Phebe and their family came to Utah in 1847. Originally it had eight rooms, including a large kitchen with a built-in dutch oven. The adobes were made on the church farm and the small . . . — — Map (db m35129) HM|
|Erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the State of Utah as a replica of the Salt Lake Theater. Dedicated July 23, 1950, as a Hall in which to preserve the names, portraits, histories, manuscripts, relics and other evidences of . . . — — Map (db m35252) HM|
|At this location on October 18 1861 stood the telegraph pole, shown on above plaque, on which telegraph wires were joined which spanned a continent and united two oceans.
On that date the first two telegrams transmitted were as follows: Great . . . — — Map (db m35085) HM|
|The Primary Association, a children’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, operated a children’s hospital near hear for 30 years, from 1922 to 1952.
· Located at 44 West North Temple Street.
· Founded by Sarah . . . — — Map (db m1363) HM|
|The Salt Lake City & County Building is one of Salt Lake City’s most beloved landmarks.
The building is Utah’s finest example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Numerous detailed carvings, including Indian chiefs, Spanish explorers, and . . . — — Map (db m132257) HM|
| Built 1891-1894 of Kyune sandstone.
Architects: Proudfoot, Bird and Monheim.
Served as Utah State Capitol 1896-1916. — — Map (db m35873) HM|
|The Oregon Shortline Railroad Company built the lower, eastern section of this building to house its offices in 1897. Shortly therafter, the Salt Lake City School Board contracted with the railroad to build the small annex and larger, more elaborate . . . — — Map (db m35714) HM|
| 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 . . . — — Map (db m35543) HM|
|Built 1909 of sandstone & brick.
Exchange organized 1888.
Played essential part in
development of nation’s
resources as financial center
for mining activities
of the west. — — Map (db m132147) HM|
|This street is named Exchange Place after the Salt Lake Stock and Mining
Exchange Building. As part of his efforts to make south downtown the financial center of Salt Lake City, Samuel Newhouse donated this site to the Salt Lake Mining and . . . — — Map (db m35610) HM|
|The temple is used by Church members for marriages and other sacred ordinances designed to strengthen families, both now and for eternity. Begun in 1853, it was completed 40 years later. Granite rock used in its construction was hauled 23 miles by . . . — — Map (db m132227) HM|
|Parley's Creek, originally known by the Indian name Obit-Ko-Ke-Che Creek, was the largest stream of water which flowed from the Wasatch Mountains into the valley. This creek had beginnings high in the Wasatch Mountains to the north near what became . . . — — Map (db m123769) HM|
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