Hotel Utah addition and remodel, 1974-1976: early work, May 15, 1974 [06]

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Title Hotel Utah addition and remodel, 1974-1976: early work, May 15, 1974 [06]
Photo Number p0283n03_04_391
Description Photo shows early demolition work for the 1974-1976 renovation of Hotel Utah. Taken from northeast of hotel, May 15, 1974
Keywords Remodels; Remodeling; Renovations; Construction
Subject Hotel Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs; Hotels--Utah--Salt Lake City--Photographs; Hotels--Design and construction--Photographs; Buildings--Repair and reconstruction--Photographs; Wrecking; Hotels
Additional Information The Hotel Utah was built in 1909 - 1911, with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the primary stockholder. It was operated by the Hotel Utah Company for most of its history. In order to compete with newer hotels in the city, a renovation plan was adopted in January of 1974, to expand the building on the north, with a ballroom and convention center on the ground floor and new rooms above. The West Wing was extended northward in 1975 and the East Wing was expanded in 1976. Other areas of the hotel were also renovated and refurbished. This work was completed in the autumn of 1976. This effort gave the Hotel Utah the largest convention facilities of any hotel in the state, but failed to keep the hotel competitive, so that in 1987 it closed and was converted to LDS Church office space.
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah); Salt Lake County (Utah)
Owning Institution Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Collection Number and Name P0283 Hotel Utah Photograph Collection
Date 1974-05-15
Textual Date 5/15/1974
Access Restrictions This material may be protected by copyright. Permission required for use in any form. For further information please contact the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Type Image
Master File Creation Software Photoshop CS
ARK ark:/87278/s68g91n5
Setname uum_hu
Date Created 2011-03-25
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 206578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68g91n5
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