State House-Fillmore, Utah P.6

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Title State House-Fillmore, Utah P.6
Collection Utah State Historical Society Classified Photo Collection
File Name State_House-Fillmore,_Utah_p.6.tif
Photo Number 5311
Classification 725.1
Publisher Utah State Historical Society
Date of Photograph 1934
Date 1934
Subject Drawings; Illustrations; Government facilities; State government; Legislative bodies; Politics & government; Capitols; Galleries & museums; Pioneers
Person Angell, Truman Osborn (Architect)
Corporate Name United States. Works Progress Administration; Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Other Subject Public buildings; Utah. Legislature; Utah. Legislature. House of Representatives; Utah. Legislature. Senate; Angell, Truman O. (Truman Osborn), 1810-1887; Andreson, Carlos, 1905-1978
Spatial Coverage Utah; Millard County; Fillmore
Historic Address Center Street between Main (U.S. 91) and First
Current Address 50 West Capitol Avenue
Description Drawing of Utah Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore, Utah. The first Territorial Legislature of 1851 selected Fillmore as a central location for the state capitol. Truman O. Angell, church architect, designed a three-winged, domed state house. The completed south wing was first occupied by the legislature in the 1855-1856 session. The building was never finished, though the one wing still stands. Finding the new capitol too far removed from the center of population, the same legislature returned the government to Salt Lake City (150 miles away). One subsequent legislature trekked to Fillmore to fulfill legal requirements, but immediately adjourned to Salt Lake City. In succeeding years, the building was used as a county court house, as a school and even as a jail. The building was restored in 1928 and was dedicated by Governor George H. Dern as a state museum (D.U.P.) for pioneer relics on July 24, 1930. In the early 1930's, Carlos John Anderson (Andreson) received a commission to record early life in Utah in twenty-four sketches. These renderings are primarily of historical buildings and are all still owned by the State of Utah in what is known as the WPA Collection.
Rights Management Digital Image © 2014 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Holding Institution Utah State Historical Society
Relation Classified Photograph Collection, 725.1 Public Buildings
Source Format Print photograph
Type Image/StillImage
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Original scanned on Epson Perfection 1240 and saved as 800 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000 pixels on the long axis.
Scanned By Karl Nicholson; Earl Hindley
Barcode Identifier 39222001301337
ARK ark:/87278/s6jd6dj1
Setname dha_cp
Date Created 2014-05-21
Date Modified 2014-08-27
ID 455668
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