Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot
N 40° 45.531 W 111° 53.129
12T E 425258 N 4512364
Quick Description: Located on Washington Square in Salt Lake City
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2011 4:21:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMBEWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 11

Long Description:
Pressed metal statues originally stood atop each of the building’s five towers. The central tower was crowned with a statue representing "Columbia," the symbol of America before the Statue of Liberty. The gables along the east and west doors were guarded by "Commerce." Over the south entrance was "Justice" and "Liberty" enhanced the north entrance gable. The statues were 8½ feet tall except for "Columbia" which was 12½ feet tall. Due to earthquake damage in 1934, the statues were removed for the public’s safety. Years later, one statue was found in a museum, duplicated and returned to its place above the east entrance. Of the five statues, only the one of "Commerce" from the west facade is an original.

The City & County Building reflects the strong American influence of the Richardson Romanesque style. The sandstone walls of the 267 foot by 128 foot structure are over five feet thick. The top of the tower rises 239 feet above the ground and was the tallest structure in Salt Lake well into the 20th century.
Location of the Steeple:
451 Washington Square
Salt Lake City, Utah
84111


Approximate Date of Construction: 1892

Website: [Web Link]

Rate this Steeple:

Visit Instructions:

When visiting the location, please try to take a picture with your GPSr if you are alone, or with members of your party in the shot. Also, please describe your visit/adventures so others will know what to expect when they get there. Please describe what makes the steeple unique or interesting.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Unique Steeples
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
DopeyDuck visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 10/17/2014 DopeyDuck visited it
davehi1 visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 11/4/2013 davehi1 visited it
Poehunters visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 9/6/2013 Poehunters visited it
Queens Blessing visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 10/9/2012 Queens Blessing visited it
hyperheidi visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 10/1/2011 hyperheidi visited it
The_Simpsons visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 9/20/2011 The_Simpsons visited it
daphm visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 8/25/2011 daphm visited it
Chasing Blue Sky visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 8/15/2011 Chasing Blue Sky visited it
CharlyBaltimore visited Salt Lake City and County Building Steeple 10/9/2009 CharlyBaltimore visited it

View all visits/logs