First National Bank Building

First National Bank Building (HMNRG)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.935', W 111° 53.451'

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1872-1873, Thomas J. Johnson
Cast iron facade by Richard M. Upjohn

The First National Bank Building features the oldest known cast iron facade
in the Intermountain West. It was designed by Richard M. Upjohn, one of America's most distinguished 19th-century architects. The building originally had a fourth story which was destroyed by fire in 1875. First National Bank was spectacularly profitable when it constructed this building in 1873. By the end of 1874, the bank had been liquidated. The depression of 1873 and liberal lending practices were the main causes of the bank's demise. Its expensive new building, however, contributed to its financial woes. Originally estimated to cost $80,000, the building ended up costing $140,000.
Series This marker is part of the Utah: Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series
Marker Number20
Placed ByUtah Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424812 N 4513116
Decimal Degrees40.76558333, -111.89085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.935', W 111° 53.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 56.10" N, 111° 53' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157 S Main St, Salt Lake City UT 84111, US
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