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Governor’s Mansion: In Salt Lake City Utah

The Utah Governor’s Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. It is located at 603 E. South Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah. History of the Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City The Mansion was built in 1902 by United States Senator and mining mogul Thomas Kearns; it was…

Utah State Capitol

History Of Utah State Capitol When you travel to Utah one of the first things you must see to understand its history is the capitol. The Utah State Capitol is found on North Capitol Hill which is one of the most interesting places in Utah. It was built in 1915 and has undergone multiple stages of renovation to make it into one of top things to see in Salt Lake City. The history of the Capitol is rich with its connections to the Mormon Church and its pioneers who traveled west to Utah and built the Capitol in Salt Lake City Utah. Utah’s Capitol was built by Richard A. Kletting who focused on a Corinthian order, Neoclassical architecture design. Reasons to Visit Many people visit Utah’s capitol to enjoy some of the greatest walking trails in Utah. North Capitol Hill has many…

The Cathedral of the Madeline

Religion in Utah is a huge part of the culture when people travel to the state. More often than not Utah religion is more associated with the Latterday Saints Church as opposed to Catholicism. The Cathedral of the Madeline is located in the heart of Salt Lake City and is surrounded by Catholic C hurch Volunteer Programs. The Madeline Cathedral was constructed in the early…

Come See the Natural History Museum of Utah!

While Salt Lake City has a number of historical and educational sites, none are more interesting and entertaining than the Natural History Museum of Utah. Located along the foothills of the Wasatch Front, the building has been a source of entertainment and education since 2011. Housing a multitude of exhibits, artifacts, and specimens the museum offers anyone visiting Salt Lake an opportunity to spend a day learning about the various elements and forces that have helped shape this beautiful area. The Natural History Museum of Utah The Natural History Museum of Utah offers a variety of exhibits that are sure to astound guests of any age. Some of these exhibits include Native Voices and First Peoples. These displays offer a look at what life in Utah was like before westernization, and what life for Utah’s indigenous people is like now. Anyone who loves looking at american history through the lens of…

Cathedral of the Madeleine: Catholic Church in Salt Lake City

The Cathedral Of The Madeleine Is The Mother Church of Roman Catholics In Salt Lake City History of the Cathedral of the Madeleine The history of the Cathedral of the Madeleine begins with the first bishop of Salt Lake, Reverend Lawrence Scanlan (1843-1915). He was in charge during construction of The Cathedral of the Madeleine. The process began in the year 1900 and was completed 9 years later on August 15, 1909. The cathedral combines a Romanesque exterior with a Gothic interior. The building process involved two architects, Carl M. Newhausen and Bernard O. Mecklenburg. The property was purchased 10 years before construction began, in 1890, for $35,000 and the total cost of the cathedral was $344,000. Recent changes to the Cathedral of the Madeleine More recently, a renovation, estimated at $9.7 Million, took place from 1991 to February 21, 1993. The aim was…

Liberty Park: Salt Lake City’s #1 Summer Park

Welcome! Salt Lake City’s warm weather and consistent sunshine are ideal for getting to know Utahs parks. If you’re looking to enjoy a nice summer day outdoors, Liberty Park is the perfect place for you! Since its beginning in 1882, Liberty Park has been a favorite open space retreat for thousands of people who have enjoyed its beautiful trees, shrubs and clean mountain air. Liberty Park contains a pond with surrounding bike paths, concession stands, amusement rides, picnic areas, playgrounds, a pool, and tennis and volleyball courts. This park is also home to Tracy Aviary, a greenhouse that offers shows and encounters where guests can view and feed birds. Liberty Park is a place to connect with nature, a place to enjoy friendships and family relationships and a place to escape the daily cares oflife.   History of Liberty Park: In 1847, the land that is now known as Liberty Park, was acquired by a Mormon Pioneer named Issac Chase. Originally, the land was only five-acres. Issac Chase purchased…

The Lion House at Temple Square

History The Lion House found in Salt Lake City, Utah is a Latter-Day Saints (LDS) historic site within Temple Square. This LDS landmark, built in 1856 by Truman O. Angell, was designed as second home for Brigham Young, the 2nd prophet of the LDS religion. As such, the historic Lion House is full of beautiful architecture mirroring the LDS Temple and guarded by a stone lion for which it is…

North Capitol Hill: Best Place Overlook Downtown

North Capitol Hill: The Best Place Overlook Downtown! This is North Capitol Hill, the best place to overlook downtown Salt Lake City.   History of North Capitol Hill North Capitol Hill is known as Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. From its name, we can see Utah state capitol is located on this district. Utah state capitol is one of the landmarks of Salt Lake City. The state capitol was built between 1912 and 1916, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Because Salt Lake City area has earthquake risk, in 2004, government planned to renovate the building. After renovation, the strength of the building can stand as much as a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. The most famous part of Capitol Hill is that people can overlook downtown Salt Lake City. Besides, Capitol Hill is also known as a neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Things you must see at North…

Utah’s Historic Capital Hill

 A little History of the Capital Building One of the most noticeable and prominent of Utah’s landmarks that is a major must see is Capital Hill. The Capital Building was built in 1916, a century ago! It was designed by local Utah architect Richard K. A. Kletting. Obviously a building this old will need some upkeep, so from 2004-2008 the capital building “underwent one of the largest historical preservation projects in the united states.” These are a few of the many important historical facts about the magnificent capital building of Utah.   Location and Grounds of Capital Hill Not only is the actual building beautiful but the area surrounding the building is wonderful. You can take a drive by Utah’s capital building, park and walk around the green grass and cherry blossom tress. At any given point you can see tourists taking pictures in front of the white monumental building and taking in the views that capital hill has to offer. Standing from the…

Church & State: A Business Incubator and Community Support System Spotlighting Utah as a Cultural Hub

Look for the Historic, Brick Church on the Right!  Along your way through downtown Salt Lake City, keep your eyes peeled to make sure you don’t miss the Church & State building. It truly is an undercover beauty, so make sure to hop off the bus and take a tour of the space! A non-profit, community-managed…