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Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County is named for the Great Salt Lake which is located in the county.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Davis County and Morgan County 

E – Summit County and Wasatch County

S – Utah County

W – Tooele County

Created:  January 31, 1850                    Map of Utah highlighting Salt Lake County

County Seat: 

Salt Lake City  1852


County Courthouse – Salt Lake City 


Location:  450 South State Street / West 500 South Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MHTN Architects and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum ( HOK ) of San Francico, California

Contractor:  Big-D Construction


Description:  The building faces east and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The east front has a rounded tower in the center.with glass panels and high dome. The center section rises higher than the north and south sections. There is a projecting cornice between the fourth and fifth stories. The roof line is flat. The building also houses the Utah Supreme Court.


County Government Center – Salt Lake City 



Location:  2001 South State Street / East 2100 South Street

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MHT Architects

Contractor:  Gilbane / Project Control


Description:  The building faces east and is a complex of two connected four story concrete and glass structures. The buildings form the Salt Lake County Government Center with a North Building and a South Building. The buildings have horizontal windows with the first story being recessed with recessed glass panels. The roof line is flat.


Old County Courthouse – Salt Lake City 



Location:  451  South State Street / East 500 South Street

Built:  1891 – 1894

Style:  Richardson Romanesque

Architect:  Monheim, Bird and Proudfoot

Contractor:  John H Bowman


Description:  The building faces west and is a five story rough brown colored stone  structure. The west front has a projecting center section with three large arches on the first story and four arches on the second and third stories. And rising to a peak above the roof line. On the corners are square towers with steep roofs. On each side of the center section are round towers and large square towers at the corners. On the center of the roof is a high square stone clock tower with clock and steep green colored roof at the top. The building serves as the Salt Lake City City Hall.


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Summit County and Tooele County.



County Courthouse – Salt Lake City















County Government Center – Salt Lake City













Old County Courthouse – Salt Lake City



















Photos taken 2009, 2013 and 2015