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Hotel Utah 100 Years Of Memories Display

On June 9th 2011, Utah celebrated a historic landmark: the Hotel Utah building turned 100 years old!

Now known as the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, it serves as office space for the LDS church. Walking into the main lobby, you will find that it is just as grand and spectacular as it was when it first opened on June 9th 1911.

In celebration of this historic occasion, the Hotel Utah / Joseph Smith Memorial Building has gathered memorabilia to display from now until September. The collection includes vintage clothes, classic cars, pictures, newspaper articles, and more! The display is free and open to everybody to view in the main lobby of the building, which is located on the corner of Main Street and South Temple in Salt Lake City.

Memories of the grand building have also been collected online. A few of my favorites include marriage proposals, a tornado wedding luncheon, visits from celebrities and U.S. Presidents, and memories of  the soda shop. I found tears in my eyes while reading many of these memories, especially the memory from Paulette Yaets, when she tells of her grandfather saying “Here comes the most beautiful woman in the world” as her grandmother walked into the grand lobby. I also enjoyed reading the memory Kathryn Mortensen Harmer tells of her father, A.Russell Mortensen (born January 30th 1911), and how his very first steps were taken in the lobby of the newly built Hotel Utah. You can read all of these memories and more, and share memories of your own, on the Hotel Utah 100 website.

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