Eagle Gate P.15

Title Eagle Gate P.15
File Name 39222001676555.tif
Photo Number No. 4453
Classification 717
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Subject Fences & Gates/Landscaping
Person Young, Brigham; Ramsey, Ralph; Bell, William; Clawson, Bishop H.B.
Other Subject Eagle Gate; City Creek Canyon
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City; Salt Lake County; Utah
Description THE EAGLE GATE. This famous landmark was first erected in 1859 from designs furnished by Bishop H.B. Clawson, and for many years formed the entrance to President Brigham Young's private property at the mouth of City Creek canyon, comprising something like fifty acres, within which inclosure were the Lion and Bee Hive House, Tithing office and other well known properties. The eagle which surmounts the gate was carved from native wood by Ralph Ramsey and William Bell. In 1892 it was foound necessary by reason of the inarguration of the street car service to remove the gateway in order to make room for the passage of the cars. For a time the demolition of the old landmark promised to be permanent. Soon, however there was universal regret manifested over its destruction, and accordingly subscriptions were speedily raised by generous-hearted citizens. to the amount of $2,700, and its reconstruction ordered as shown above.
Rights Management Digital Image © 2008 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Holding Institution Utah State Historical Society
Relation Classified Photograph Collection
Source Format Print Photograph
Source Size 5.7 inches x 4.4 inches
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000 XL and saved as 400 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000 pixels on the long axis. Archival resolution: 2283 x 1743
Scanned By Louise Radcliffe
ARK ark:/87278/s6154ws4
ID 442515
setname dha_cp
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=442515
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