Matheson Courthouse (04/15/2009) The Matheson Courthouse building on State Street in Salt Lake City.
Look, It s Snowing (04/15/2009) A statue express its ideals on the walk way to the City County Building in Salt Lake City.
To the Heavens (04/15/2009) The City County Building viewed from State Street.
South Entrance (04/15/2009) The South Entrance to the City County Building in Salt Lake City.
Columns (04/15/2009) A close up of the detailed engravings on the columns of the City County Building.
South Entrance (04/15/2009) The ornate South Entrance to the City County Building in downtown Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake Jail (02/26/2001) The demolition crew was preparing for the destruction of the Salt Lake Jail. Personally, I was waiting for the first earthquake to take it down. This view is from the city county building. Salt Lake built a new library on this site.
The City County Building is one of the most notable structures in the Salt Lake Valley. It was completed in 1894, and was used as the state Capitol Building until the completion of the current Capitol in 1916.
It is a sandstone structure. Considering the high earthquake danger of the valley, engineers renovated the structure in the 1980s, placing the entire structure on 440 base isolators. So, while the valley shakes in the next quake, the City County building will stand strong.
The large park surrounding the City County building is often used festivals and fairs.
Across State Street is the new Scott Matheson Courthouse, to the east is the new Library complex.