Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City

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Originally the Hotel Utah, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building was later named in honor of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is located on the corner of Main Street and South Temple in Salt Lake City. It is now a social center with three restaurants: The Roof Restaurant, The Garden Restaurant and The Nauvoo Cafe. It is also a venue for events complete with 13 banquet rooms, catering services, event coordinators and a full-service floral department - Flowers Squared. Several levels of the building also serve as administrative offices for LDS Church departments such as FamilySearch. On January 3, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Hotel Utah.HistoryThe corner of Main Street and South Temple has long been important in Utah history. Prior to construction of the Hotel Utah in 1909-11, the general tithing office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a bishop's storehouse, and the Deseret News printing plant all were located on the site.
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  • August 13, 2017
    we parked in the underground parking garage and entered the building at the Lower Lobby level. The lobby is gorgeous and graceful. Best to take the elevator to the 10th. floor for panoramic views of t...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This former hotel which is now owned by mormons has a beautiful view of the city at 10 th floor. The lobby is also nice. Note good cafeteria; without coffee, forbidden!
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  • August 9, 2017
    Beautifully restored hotel -- many great restaurants. The Roof Restaurant on the top floor has a wonderful view of Temple Square. Amazing at Christmas time.  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    If you're ever in Salt Lake and you never been there didn't go there it's really cool. Also if you're hungry get an elevator go 10 floors up there to restaurants there I think one is called the roof and the other one the garden. It's best when you go there to get reservations that way they will hold the table for you. The view is out of this world.
  • March 15, 2017
    Amazing! Historical building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Large, wood pillars that look like marble. Amazing chandeliers. Beautiful! Our tour guide was polite and personable. She also shared a lot of knowledge about the historical facts of the building. Looks like a great place to rent an events room for special occasions!
  • June 17, 2017
    This building is so beautiful and amazing! I'm glad the L.D.S. church saved it. The views are great both day and night fro the 10th floor, it's a must if you are checking out the sights of downtown Salt Lake City. The restaurants are very good as well.
  • June 29, 2017
    Lots of church and general history. Many interesting displays. Amazing restaurants
  • June 14, 2017
    Historic Hotel Utah is now a beautiful building open to the public. 3 restaurants, amazing view from the 10th floor. Private reception rooms. Home to Family Search and LDS hosting.

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