Category Archives: Salt Lake history

Happy Birthday, Government Center!

2017 marks the 30th birthday of the Salt Lake County Government Center. Located on State Street at 2001 South, the Government Center consists of the North and South buildings and houses most of the agencies within the County.  In December … Continue reading

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West Valley City, 1969

Some interesting photographs were discovered while processing records received from Salt Lake County Planning and Development.  They show a few roads in West Valley City as they used to look 48 years ago. Below, the photographer is facing west along … Continue reading

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Lost House: Empey Cottage

Many of you may already be familiar with this truly “lost house.”  Formerly located at 180 East South Temple in Salt Lake City, this house was supposedly designed by Truman O. Angell, the architect of the LDS Church’s Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Days Gone By: Salt Lake Pioneer Village

Recently, we have been researching some original Sugar House businesses and found the Salt Lake County Tax Appraisal records for the Salt Lake Pioneer Village, which was originally located in Salt Lake City on 3000 South 2150 East (2998 Connor … Continue reading

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Learn To Fly

This image was taken in 1947. Skyway Flying Service was located northwest of 4000 West and 7800 South at the Salt Lake Municipal Airport 2. Owned and operated by William M. Baughman in the 1940s, Skyway offered flying instruction to the … Continue reading

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Days Gone By: Remembering Scott’s Drive-In

If you ever went to Granger, Utah, you would definitely have tales of the famous Scott’s Drive-In. It was a landmark for over four decades. The building was unique and the food was wonderful. People from all over would drive … Continue reading

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Days Gone By: Hygeia Ice Company

When I say “Hygeia,” what memories come to mind? Did you buy ice, or maybe even dry ice to make root beer, there? Did you have a rented meat locker at Hygeia? Did you swim in the Olympic-sized heated pool? … Continue reading

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