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Jews have been part of Utah's religious, economic, social, and political life since the mid-19th century. Congregation B'Nai Israel was organized in 1874. The first service was held in March, 1883. B'Nai Israel merged with Congregation Montefiore …
Designed by Philip Meyer, a native of Germany and a nephew of local retail magnate Frederick Auerbach, the B'nai Israel Temple was constructed in 1890-91. Henry Monheim, a local architect, supervised the construction. It is one of the few remainin…
Begun with land purchase in 1889.Dedicated 1909.Architects:C.M. Neuhausen, B.O. Mecklenburg, John Comes.Built under leadership ofBishop Lawrence Scanlon with monies from thePius Fund, mining philanthropists, and parishoners.
The Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House, built in 1895 for Gideon A. and Margaret T. Gibbs, is both historically and architecturally significant. Bought by the Thomas family in 1906, the house is the only residence associated with Elbert D. Thomas, who, as …
Built in1896 for Gideon A. GibbsLater OwnedBy Elbert D. Thomas, U.S.Senator From 1932-1950
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 f…
Long, long be my heart with such memories filled; like the vase in which roses have once been distilled.You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will,but the scent of the roses will hang 'round it still.Thomas Moore"The people must have amus…
This glass enclosure marks the site of Social Hall, Utah's first theater. Mormonsettlers built the Social Hall in 1852, just five years after their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. The simple adobe building was evidence of the strong tradition of …
The Hotel Utah was the "Grande Dame" of hotels in the Intermountain West. For mostof the 20th century. the hotel hosted Utah's most distinguished visitors and was a focal point of local social activity. As one historian wrote, "Everything that was…
This MonumentMarks the Site of theGreat Salt Lake City StationofThe Pony ExpressSt. Joseph Mo. Sacramento Cal.Inaugurated April 3,1860
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