Council Hall, Salt Lake City

Council Hall, Salt Lake City (must see)

The Salt Lake City Council Hall is currently home to offices of the Utah Office of Tourism and The Utah Film Commission and is located on Capitol Hill. The building is historically important as the Old Salt Lake City Hall or just Old City Hall from 1866 to 1894. Council Hall was originally Salt Lake City Hall, built to replace an older, smaller city hall completed just six years earlier. This small city hall was almost immediately inadequate for the growing city, so planning work on a new City Hall began by 1863.

Ground for the new hall was broken on February 8, 1864 under the direction of the prolific Salt Lake City architect William H. Folsom. Sandstone for the structure was delivered from Red Butte Canyon on Utah's first chartered railroad. In January 1866, City Hall was dedicated by George Q. Cannon, a prominent LDS leader.

Six rooms on the first floor housed the mayor's office and other city departments. From 1866 till 1894, the City Hall was the seat of Salt Lake City Government and meeting place for the Utah Territorial legislature. The Rose Room on the second floor served both as a general courtroom and the legislative floor. After 1894 the city used the Hall as police headquarters until 1915.

To make way for a federal office building downtown, the old City Hall was relocated to Capitol Hill in 1961. Restoration was done under the direction of architect Edward O. Anderson, and was mostly finished by 1962. The building was renamed "Council Hall."

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Sight Name: Council Hall
Sight Location: Salt Lake City, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Tour of Salt Lake City's North Downtown   Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City  

Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salt Lake City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has something to please every shopper. Here you can purchase antiques, wine, jewelry, art and much more! Take this tour to visit the best shops in Salt Lake City, and find yourself a fabulous souvenir.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Tour of Salt Lake City's Downtown

Salt Lake City has a bounty of artistic and cultural landmarks and the city continues to add more every year. This tour will help you enjoy the modern architectural sights in downtown Salt Lake City, including some of the city's first skyscrapers.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Nightlife Tour of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has a fun, vibrant nightlife. Visit one of the many popular clubs or bars in Salt Lake City famous for quality music, cold beer and a friendly atmosphere. Take this tour to enjoy a memorable night on the town!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Salt Lake City Temple Square Tour

Salt Lake City Temple Square Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Cultural Tour of Salt Lake City

Cultural Tour of Salt Lake City

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

Children's Entertainment Tour of Salt Lake City

In addition to Salt Lake City's historic and cultural landmarks, there are many attractions that will entertain and delight your children. Visit the city's museums, theaters and parks, and enjoy some family fun time. Take this tour to visit the best kid-friendly attractions in Salt Lake City!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km