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First Salt Lake High School Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 45.839 W 111° 53.712
12T E 424443 N 4512942
Quick Description: The first building in Utah specifically built to house a high school.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2010 2:00:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM9MMG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 10

Long Description:
Plaque inscription:
Salt Lake City
High School

Oregon Shortline Railroad
1897-1898, 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 building to the west. This was the first building in Utah specifically constructed to house a high school. Neither the railroad nor Salt Lake City High School, however, lasted long at this location. Between 1905 and 1940, the Utah National Guard occupied the building. The Western Newspaper Union leased the building in 1940. The building was rehabilitated in the early 1980's to house three restaurants and offices.
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This location is Tour Stop 58 on the Utah Heritage Foundation's Downtown Walking Tour.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1897

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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