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A Look Back: Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre

First Published Oct 04 2013 11:15AM      Last Updated Feb 17 2014 04:43 pm

Courtesy Utah State Historical Society The interior of Orpheum Theatre during its construction in 1912.

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s entry features photos from the historic Capitol Theatre (known as the Orpheum Theatre before 1927). As the theatre undergoes another set of renovations, we revisit its long history in downtown Salt Lake City.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

Here are some of the previous installments:

Early settlers in Idaho

The 1988 Yellowstone fire

Episcopal mission on Navajo land in Bluff in 1950

Hotels and boarding houses in the late 1800s



Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

Early churches in Utah and Wyoming

The mining ghost town of Mercur

Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

 

 

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