What building stones will I see on my tour?

PI-60 Building Stones of Downtown Salt Lake City, A Walking Tour

 

 

 

Sedimentary Building Stones
(Trade name in italics; stone quarried in Utah unless indicated otherwise;
year of construction follows building name)

Sandstone:

Nugget Sandstone

  • Council Hall, 1864-1866
  • 204 North State Street, 1890
  • McCune Mansion, 1901
  • LDS* Tabernacle, 1863-1867
  • Lion House, 1856
  • Social Hall, 1852
  • Utah Commercial and Savings Bank,1888-1890

     

Kyune sandstone/Colton Formation

  • Alta Club, 1897-98
  • McCornick Building, 1890
  • David Keith Building, 1902
  • Frank E. Moss Courthouse, original building, 1903-1906
  • Salt Lake City and County Building, 1892-1894

     

Limestone:

Sanpete oolitic limestone/Green River Formation

  • State Capitol-interior, 1913-1915
  • Hansen Planetarium, 1905
    Travertine or Onyx Marble/limestone
  • State Capitol-interior, 1913-1915
  • LDS* Administration Building interior, 1914-1917
  • 115 South Main Street, 1963

Birdseye marble/Flagstaff limestone

  • State Capitol-interior, 1913-1915
  • LDS* Administration Building interior, 1914-1917
Igneous Building Stones

Granite:

Town Mountain Granite (Texas)

  • One Utah Center, 1992

Rockville White Granite/Rockville Granite (Minnesota)

  • American Stores Tower, 1998

Diorite:

Academy Black Granite/Knowles Granodiorite (California)

  • American Stores Tower, 1998

Quartz Monzonite:

Little Cottonwood stock

  • State Capitol, 1913-1915
  • LDS* Temple, 1853-1893
  • Assembly Hall, 1877-1882
  • LDS* Administration Building, 1914-1917
Metamorphic Building Stones

Quartzite:

Gartra Grit Member of Ankareh Formation

  • LDS* Tabernacle, 1863-1867

Marble:

Murphy Marble (Georgia)

  • State Capitol-interior, 1913-1915

 

 

 

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints