Main Street Heritage Buildings, Salt Lake City Photos

Main Street runs from Mormon Square to the secular center of Salt Lake City, and as such has an almost continuous strip of heritage commercial buildings. The traffic on the street is now limited, mostly as a streetcar mall, making it an ideal area for a stroll.

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Antique street clock on Main Street beside Gateway Tower West. Salt Lake City, UT.Zion's Bank Tower over ZCMI Cast iron facade on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Cast iron facade of Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution. Salt Lake City, UT.ZCMI Center entrance on South Temple Street. Salt Lake City, UT.
Antique street clock on Main Street beside Gateway Tower West. Salt Lake City, UT.Zion's Bank Tower (1965) (18 floors) over ZCMI Cast iron facade on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Cast iron facade of Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (1909) (now entrance to ZCMI Center Mall) (1976) (51 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: S.T. Whitaker.ZCMI Center entrance on South Temple Street. Salt Lake City, UT.
Deseret Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Facade details of Deseret Building. Salt Lake City, UT.McCornick Block & McIntyre Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.McCornick Block. Salt Lake City, UT.
Deseret (then First Security) Building (1919) (14 floors) (79 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Lewis Telle Cannon & John Fetzer.Facade details of Deseret Building. Salt Lake City, UT.McCornick Block & McIntyre Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.McCornick Block (1891-3) (7 floors) (74 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Mendelsson & Fisher.
Zions First National Bank covered with terra-cotta in 1916. Salt Lake City, UT.Original street clock in front of Zions First National Bank. Salt Lake City, UT.Zions First National Bank building shield with eagle over beehive. Salt Lake City, UT.Former bank now a community college with modern facade. Salt Lake City, UT.
Zions First National Bank (originally Eagle Emporium) (1864) (102 S. Main St.) covered with terra-cotta in 1916. Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: William Paul.Original street clock (1873) in front of Zions First National Bank. Salt Lake City, UT.Zions First National Bank building shield with eagle over beehive. Salt Lake City, UT.Former bank now a community college (115 S. Main St.) with modern facade. Salt Lake City, UT.
Sarah Daft Block. Salt Lake City, UT.Sarah Daft Block with elaborately carved 2-story bay window. Salt Lake City, UT.Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Upper story details of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Sarah Daft Block (1889) (4 floors) (128 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: E.L.T. Harrison of Harrison & Nichols.Sarah Daft Block with elaborately carved 2-story bay window. Salt Lake City, UT.Kearns Building (1911) (10 floors) (136 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Sullivanesque. Architect: Parkinson & Bergstrom. On National Register.Upper story details of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Lower story details of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Sculpted terra-cotta detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Sculpted terra-cotta detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Capital detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Lower story details of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Sculpted terra-cotta detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Sculpted terra-cotta detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Capital detail of Kearns Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Lake streetcar in front of Kearns Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape of S. Main Street Mall with Salt Lake streetcar. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Tribune Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Pony Express monument on site of Pony Express Station now Salt Lake Tribune building site on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Lake streetcar in front of Kearns Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape of S. Main Street Mall with Salt Lake streetcar. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Tribune (originally Ezra Thompson) Building (1924) (143 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Pope & Burton.Pony Express monument on site of Pony Express Station (1860-61) now Salt Lake Tribune building site on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.
Pony Express rider bronze plaque by A. Phimister Proctor on S. Main Street where Pony Express Station once stood. Salt Lake City, UT.Hope Gallery & Museum of Fine Arts Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Hepworth Carthey building with art tile front. Salt Lake City, UT.First National Bank. Salt Lake City, UT.
Pony Express rider bronze plaque by A. Phimister Proctor on S. Main Street where Pony Express Station once stood. Salt Lake City, UT.Hope Gallery & Museum of Fine Arts (former Tracy Loan & Trust Co.) Building (1916) (153 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Walter J. Cooper.Hepworth Carthey building (161 S. Main St.) with art tile front. Salt Lake City, UT.First National Bank (former Masonic Hall) (1871) (161 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Richard M. Upjohn. On National Register.
First National Bank balconies. Salt Lake City, UT.First National Bank & Salt Lake Herald Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Herald Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Walker Center. Salt Lake City, UT.
First National Bank (former Masonic Hall) balconies. Salt Lake City, UT.First National Bank (former Masonic Hall) & Salt Lake Herald Building on S. Main Street. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Herald Building (1905) (165-9 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: John C. Craig. On National Register.Walker Center (former Walker Bank Building) (1912) (16 floors) (175 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Eames & Young.
Upper story carvings with eagles of Walker Bank Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape down 200 South St. from Main with Capitol Theater & modern 175 W. 200 South commercial building. Salt Lake City, UT.US Bank Plaza & One Utah Center seen along 200 South St. Salt Lake City, UT.Hotel Monaco. Salt Lake City, UT.
Upper story carvings with eagles of Walker Bank Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape down 200 South St. from Main with Capitol Theater (1913) & modern 175 W. 200 South commercial building. Salt Lake City, UT.US Bank Plaza & One Utah Center seen along 200 South St. Salt Lake City, UT.Hotel Monaco (former Continental Bank Building) (1924) (13 floors) (202 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: George W. Kelham & Frederick Albert Hale. On National Register.
Facade of Hotel Monaco. Salt Lake City, UT.Karrick Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Galvanized iron cornices of Karrick Building by architect who later designed Utah state capital. Salt Lake City, UT.Francis D. Clift Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Facade of Hotel Monaco (former Continental Bank Building). Salt Lake City, UT.Karrick Building (1887) (236 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Richard K.A. Kletting.Galvanized iron cornices of Karrick Building by architect who later designed Utah state capital. Salt Lake City, UT.Francis D. Clift Building (1919-1920) (10 West 300 South). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: James Leslie Chesebro.
Clift Building over S. Main Street mall. Salt Lake City, UT.Top floor corner of Clift Building with pedimented protruding windows. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape along S. Main Street architecture. Salt Lake City, UT.John Judge Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Clift Building over S. Main Street mall. Salt Lake City, UT.Top floor corner of Clift Building with pedimented protruding windows. Salt Lake City, UT.Streetscape along S. Main Street architecture. Salt Lake City, UT.John Judge Building (former Railroad Exchange) (1907) (8 East 300 South). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: David C. Dart.
Facade details of Judge Building where once 22 railroads had their Salt Lake City offices. Salt Lake City, UT.Carved lions of Judge Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Portal of Judge Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse. Salt Lake City, UT.
Facade details of Judge Building where once 22 railroads had their Salt Lake City offices. Salt Lake City, UT.Carved lions of Judge Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Portal of Judge Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse (former U.S. Post Office) (1902-32) (350 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: 1902 James Knox Taylor + 1931 James A. Wetmore.
Bronze eagle on Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse. Salt Lake City, UT.Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Terra-cotta details of Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Woman's face in terra-cotta on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Bronze eagle on Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse. Salt Lake City, UT.Felt Building (1909-10) (341 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Sullivanesque. Architect: Richard K.A. Kletting.Terra-cotta details of Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Woman's face in terra-cotta on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Lamp with surrounding on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Main Street view with Newhouse, Boston, Felt, Judge & Wells Fargo buildings. Salt Lake City, UT.Boston & Newhouse Buildings. Salt Lake City, UT.UTA Trax streetcars run in front of Boston & Newhouse Buildings. Salt Lake City, UT.
Lamp with surrounding on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Main Street (r-l) view with Newhouse, Boston, Felt, Judge & Wells Fargo buildings. Salt Lake City, UT.Boston & Newhouse Buildings (1908) (11 floors) (Exchange Place at S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb.UTA Trax streetcars run in front of Boston & Newhouse Buildings. Salt Lake City, UT.
Boston Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Rounded corner entrance of Boston Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Round upper corner cornice of Boston Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Boston Building (1908) (11 floors) (11-17 Exchange Place). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb.Rounded corner entrance of Boston Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Round upper corner cornice of Boston Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Newhouse Building (1908) (11 floors) (2-16 Exchange Place). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Henry Ives Cobb.
Buffalo carving over corner entrance of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Corner details of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Golden door of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.New Grand Hotel. Salt Lake City, UT.
Buffalo carving over corner entrance of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Corner details of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Golden door of Newhouse Building. Salt Lake City, UT.New Grand Hotel (1910) (369 S. Main St.). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: John C. Craig.
Commercial Club Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Renaissance portal of Commercial Club, ancestor of Chamber of Commerce. Salt Lake City, UT.Columns on Commercial Club modeled after New York City Athletic Club. Salt Lake City, UT.Renaissance-style balcony of Commercial Club. Salt Lake City, UT.
Commercial Club Building (1908-10) (32 Exchange Place). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Second Renaissance Revival. Architect: Walter Ware & Alberto Treganza.Renaissance portal of Commercial Club, ancestor of Chamber of Commerce. Salt Lake City, UT.Columns on Commercial Club modeled after New York City Athletic Club. Salt Lake City, UT.Renaissance-style balcony of Commercial Club. Salt Lake City, UT.
Inlaid mosaic tiles of Commercial Club. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Stock & Mining Exchange. Salt Lake City, UT.Newhouse Realty Building. Salt Lake City, UT.
Inlaid mosaic tiles of Commercial Club. Salt Lake City, UT.Salt Lake Stock & Mining Exchange (1908-9) (39 Exchange Place). Salt Lake City, UT. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: John C. Craig.Newhouse Realty Building (1913-4) (44-56 & 62-64 Exchange Place). Salt Lake City, UT. Architect: Headlund & Kent.

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