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Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour Historical Markers

Utah Heritage Foundation tour to 58 historic buildings in downtown Salt Lake City.
 
Hotel Entrance and (Rare) Portico image, Touch for more information
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
Hotel Entrance and (Rare) Portico
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 46 — Broadway Hotel1912, B. O. Mecklenburg
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 3 — Church Administration Building1914-1917, Joseph Don Carlos Young and Don Carlos Young
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 16 — Eagle Emporium Building1864, William Paul
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 20 — First National Bank Building
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 30 — Salt Lake City & County Building1891-1894, Monheim, Bird, & Proudfoot
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 m35621) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 58 — Salt Lake City High SchoolOregon Shortline Railroad1897-1898, Carl M. Neuhausen
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 21 — Salt Lake Herald Building1905, John C. Craig
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 34 — Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange1908-1909, John C. Craig
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 4 — The Lion House1854-1856, Truman O. Angel
The Lion House takes its name from the carved lion on top of the front portico. The house was constructed with adobe blocks, a common building material during Utah’s settlement period. Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of . . . — Map (db m35683) HM

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