Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot, originally called Union Station, was built in 1909 for $450,000. This grand depot reminds us of the prosperous era of railroad travel in America. Made of beautiful sandstone with a copper roof, the architectural style is French Second Empire, with a Grand Hall that includes stained glass windows and a terazzo floor. Murals inside the Grand Hall entrance depict the Golden Spike Ceremony that marked the completion of America's first transcontinental railroad in 1869, as well as the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley. Jump aboard the historic Salt Lake Trolley Tour to see this building and many others. Also consider our Salt Lake City Deluxe Tour and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Deluxe City Tour. Reserve your seats on the sightseeing tours online at www.SaltLakeCityTours.org or call (801) 531-1001.
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Historic buildings in Salt Lake City
Old Salt Lake City Hall was built in the 1860s out of red sandstone from nearby Red Butte Canyon. Used for city government officials and also the Utah Territorial legislature, it is now an office of tourism. Relocated from downtown to Capitol Hill in the 1960s to make way for a federal office building, it now offers photographers the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background. See this beautiful building on a Salt Lake City sightseeing tour, featured on the new Trolley Tour of Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Deluxe Tour, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Deluxe City Tour. Reserve your seats on the sightseeing bus or trolley by visiting www.SaltLakeCityTours.org or call (801) 531-1001. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required.