Old City Hall - Council Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 46.530 W 111° 53.268
12T E 425081 N 4514215
Quick Description: The original Salt Lake City Hall, now known as Council Hall.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 8:47:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM9KRD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 31

Long Description:
This building has had a long history, both as a government building and for other uses. As the original City Hall for Salt Lake City it was also the meeting place of territorial legislators for many years. At various times it served as police headquarters, fire department headquarters, and a school for the blind. In the early 1960's it was completely dismantled and totally restored at its present location. It now serves as the headquarters for the Utah Travel Council and Zion Natural History Association book store.

Its two most interesting features occupy the grounds at each front corner of the building. At the northwest corner is the "International" bison. This bison wears the flags of many of the different ethnic groups that contributed to the great economic growth of the area during the first 50 years after the initial emigration. At the northeast corner is the "Suitcase" bison, representing a piece of luggage bearing travel stickers from many of Utah's top scenic attractions.
Name: Council Hall

Address:
300 N State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
84103


Date of Construction: 1863 to 1866

Architect: William H. Folsom

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications:
Original Dedication: January, 1866 Re-dedication at this site: January 17, 1963


Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

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