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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.
 
Alta Club Building • <i>west side</i> image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
Alta Club Building • west side
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 6 — Alta Club Building1897-1898, Frederick A. Hale
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 57 — Bertolini Block1891-1892, William Carroll
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
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 — 53 — Crane Building1910, Ware & Treganza
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
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 — 38 — Frank E. Moss Federal CourthouseSalt Lake City Federal Building and Post Office1902-1905, James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the Treasury
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 50 — Henderson Block1897-1899, Walter E. Ware
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 9 — Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building1947, Ashton & Evans
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 36 — New Grand Hotel1910, John C. Craig
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 41 — New York Hotel1906, Richard K. A. Kletting
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 40 — Odd Fellows Hall1891, George F. Costerisan
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 55 — Patrick Dry Goods Company BuildingDecker-Patrick Building1913-1914, Headlund & Kent
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 43 — Peery Hotel1910, Charles B. Onderdonk
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
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 m132257) 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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 52 — Westgate Fine Arts CenterKahn Brothers Grocery Building1901, architect unknown
Aaron Keyser constructed this building in 1901 and leased it to Emmanuel Kahn for his grocery business. Kahn was among the first Jewish settlers in Utah. In 1913, the Kahn Grocery Company moved to a new location and the N. O. Nelson . . . — Map (db m146592) HM

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