On top of the hill at the northern end of State Street is the Utah State Capitol building completed and dedicated in 1916 and patterned after the nation's capitol. Guided tours are offered most of the year.
Directly across the street to the south of the State Capitol is Council Hall, home of the Utah Office of Tourism. Built in the 1860s as Salt Lake City Hall, it was dismantled stone by stone in 1963 and moved to Capitol Hill.
On the western side of Capitol Hill is the Marmalade Historic District, where many original pioneer-era homes are located, (801) 533-0858.
Memory Grove at the mouth of City Creek Canyon, is dedicated to Utah's war dead.
City Creek Park and Brigham Young Memorial Park provide pleasant open space in a busy city center. Free outdoor concerts are held throughout the Summer, Tuesdays and Friday evenings.
South Temple Street is lined with historic churches including the Rhenish Gothic-styled Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple Street, built in 1909, www.saltlakecathedral.org, (801) 328-8941. A red sandstone exterior marks the First Presbyterian Church at South Temple and "C" Street, (801) 363-3889, www.fpcslc.org.
One of the most fashionable streets in the city, South Temple also has numerous elegant mansions. The Kearns Mansion, 603 E. South Temple Street, was built in 1902 as the residence of mining magnate Thomas Kearns. It is now the official residence of Utah's Governor. Tours are offered, (801) 538-1005, www.utah.gov/governor/mansion/index.html.
One block off South Temple Street, the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South, was built in 1871, making it Utah's oldest non-Mormon church, (801) 322-3400, www.stmarkscathedral-ut.org.
The City and County Building between 400 and 500 South on State Street was an early encampment for Mormon settlers. After Utah became the nation's 45th state in 1896, this impressive building served as the State Capitol for 19 years.
At 279 S. 300 West, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was built in 1923, replacing a church built in 1905, when the Greek Community of Utah was first organized, (801) 328-9681.