(Salt Lake Tribune Archives)
Beehive detail on the west side of the Salt Lake City and County Building on 400 S. State St. The building was originally constructed by Freemasons between 1891 and 1894. Construction of the building was riddled with controversy. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the City and County Building was the symbol of non-Mormon citizens' open defiance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was designed to rival the Salt Lake Temple as the city's architectural centerpiece. It is even thought that the building's clock tower and statues were designed to mimic the temple's spires and statue of the angel Moroni.
A Look Back: The Salt Lake City and County Building
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published May 17 2013 06:19 am • Last Updated May 23 2013 07:22 pm
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