Eagle Gate (06/25/2009) The Eagle Gate, spanning State Street, makes for an interesting shot in Salt Lake City. I understand this is the second eagle. The first was a bit more ornate, but is hidden in some collection.
Matheson Courthouse (04/15/2009) The Matheson Courthouse building on State Street in Salt Lake City.
Big Ass Coffee (12/16/2008) Bad Ass Coffee is a chain of coffee shops specializing in Kona Blends of coffee. One of their first stores was in this barn at 3530 S. State Street in South Salt Lake.
The Dawg Pound (12/16/2008) The Dawg Pound has a beer bottle on its roof. I could not find a web site for the enterprise.
Covered Building (12/16/2008) A covered building on State Street in South Salt Lake City.
Daynes Music (04/14/2008) Daynes Music in Murray sells pianos and is a popular venue for piano recitals.
Illegal Photo (03/14/2007) I took this photo of downtown Salt Lake, then turned around and realized I was infront of the Federal Building. You are not supposed to have a camera near a Federal Building. A guard came out and glared disapprovingly in my direction.
132 South State (03/14/2007) Entrance to 132 South State Street. The building was the Orpheum Theatre in 1905. The sign says LDS Family services, although I understand its future is in question.
Marriott Hotel (03/14/2007) This is the new Marriott Hotel on State Street in downtown Salt Lake City.
Eagle Gate (03/14/2007) This is the Eagle Gate over State Street and Main. I understand that this is a replica, the original eagle is in a museum. This monument has a 76 foot span. The bronze eagle weighs two tons.
State Street (03/14/2007) This picture looks down State Street from South Temple.
The Gateway (03/14/2007) The Gateway Building (which I assume to be apartments) on State Street near Temple Square.
KFC (01/25/2001) The Harmans boast that they were the first store to sell Colonel Sanders recipe for chicken under the moniker "Kentucky Fried Chicken." So if you want to treat your arteries to franchising history, you can visit their store on 3900 S State.
State Street in Salt Lake City runs South from the Utah Capitol building in Salt Lake City to Draper. It is about 22 miles in length. State Street is one of the longest commercial thoroughfare in the country.
I have actually found State Street to be one of the better bicycle routes from the South Valley into downtown. The southern end of State Street, where the road is preparing to merge into the Interstate is the most dangerous section for bikes. The little dip at 7400, where State Street drops below the Trax line is also a little bit of challenge. The road narrows and you have to take a full lane.