More of Don's
They say Utah's capitol building in Salt Lake City, built in 1915, was located high on a hill overlooking the Salt Lake Temple (LDS or Mormon) to symbolize the fact that the State was a higher authority than the Church. Now the Church Administration Building, 26 stories tall, from the top of which this picture was taken, looks down on both the Capitol and the Temple. Does this symbolize that the church bureaucracy is a higher authority than either the State or the religious aspects of the Church?
This was Utah's capitolalso Salt Lake City Hall and Salt Lake County Courthousefrom 1896 to 1915. Recently renovated, this fine old building is now the City-County Building.
The rotunda of the new courts building offers a fine view of the old City-County building.
This is the main corridor.
One of the legislative chambers, Senate, I think.
Inside the dome.
Outside the dome.
Utah's capitol building cost about $3,000,000 to build in the early part of the 20th century, when Utah's population was less than 400,000 (about a fourth of the money came from one estate). That's a lot of dough from not very many people. They built well.