Social Hall

Social Hall (HMNWF)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Salt Lake County
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N 40° 46.086', W 111° 53.279'

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This monument marks the site of the Social Hall, the first recreation center in the intermountain west. Built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the direction of Brigham Young. Made of plastered adobe walls with native wood floors and roof. Auditorium 40 by 60 feet, seating 350 persons, stage 20 by 40 feet, dressing rooms and banquet hall in basement. Dedicated January 1, 1853.

Here the Deseret Dramatic Association conducted many home talent theatricals, musicales and other festivities. Sessions of the Legislature, official meetings, receptions, banquets and other social functions were held here. It was used as theater, library and gymnasium by the Mutual Improvement Associations. In 1922 the building was razed.
Series This marker is part of the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series
Marker Number20
Year Placed1933
Placed ByYoung Men's and Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425057 N 4513393
Decimal Degrees40.76810000, -111.88798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.086', W 111° 53.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 5.16" N, 111° 53' 16.74" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51-61 S State St, Salt Lake City UT 84111, US
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