Markers and Monuments Database



Trolley Square Yesterday...Today

Plaque A: (Left) Trolley Square Historic Marker YESTERDAY.. Tower was built in 1908 as an elevated water storage tank for Utah Power & Railway Company. It once held 50,000 gallons of reserve water to supply the sprinkler system inside carbarns, and stands 97 ft. high. Plaque B: (Right) Trolly Square Historic Marker TODAY.. In 1972, the water tower was converted into a Trolley Square Landmark by Trolley Square Associates. More than 6,000 minature lights were added along with an observation deck and spiral staircase. Decorative wrought iron embellishments completed the transformation.

Site Information
Location: 602 E 500 South
SALT LAKE CITY , 84102
SALT LAKE County

South lobby on wall

Marker Information
Placed By: Not Available
Materials: 3 metal Plaques on wood
Marker Condition: Excellent
Marker Description: Picture of Water Tower

Monument Information
Description: Interior Wall
Constructed By: Not Available
Condition: Excellent

Additional Information
Surveyor's Name: Kate Wacker
Surveyor's Organization: USHS
Date Surveyed: 1995-12-17