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  Salt Lake City Hall
by Segolily
  • Salt Lake City Hall - Salt Lake City
      Salt Lake City Hall
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  • Clock tower and Columbia - Salt Lake City
      Clock tower and Columbia
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The Mayor lives here. And the City Council. And other city offices. I believe you can still get married here.

Originally finished in 1894 this building had a tumultuous beginning. It was the City and County building until its renovation in the 1980's when the county moved out. It also housed the Utah state Legislature until the capitol was finished in 1916.

The architecture is after the Richardson Romanesque style (I hadn't heard of it either until writing this tip). With a tall central clock tower and statue on top depicting Columbia and the large block-size park surrounding it the City Hall is a very distinctive place.

There are tours, (I didn't know that and haven't taken one.) Washington Square Park surrounding the hall is the site for various city activities notably the "Living Traditions Festival".

I've been inside a couple times, but both were before the 1980's renovation when the floors still squeaked, the wooden doors still had transoms and the lighting was quite poor. When I get more time I'll go take a tour and be back with all sorts of good info.

Website: http://www.slcgov.com/info/ccbuilding/default.htm

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  • Written Feb 8, 2011
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