Photographer's Note

The copper-plated door on the front of the Newhouse Building on Exchange Place just off Main Street between 300 and 400 South in downtown Salt Lake City.

This building, along with the Boston building which is located across from the Newhouse Building are considered to be Utah's first skyscrapers and was financed by Samuel Newhouse, one of the state's wealthiest mining magnates. The Newhouse Building (along with the Boston Building) represented the historical polarization between the north-end and south-end businesses that formed separate commercial districts within downtown Salt Lake city - and Newhouse's determination to create a "Wall Street" in the West.

The Newhouse building gleamed with a copper-plated door and window trim. Stone pairs of cornucopias, agricultural and industrial symbols, and an enormous buffalo headstone were fixed in place. The interiors were drenched in fine woodwork, terrazzo floors, marble stairs, floor-to-ceiling handcrafted mosaic tiles and extensive glass.

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