• Built in Salt Lake City, Utah 1847
  • Replicated in 1995

The bowery was generally the first structure built in a settlement until more permanent buildings could be constructed. It served as a gathering place for new arrivals, religious and social events, as well as a venue for theatrical productions. The original bowery in Salt Lake City was built in a single day, on July 31, 1847. The 40' x 28' structure was built of wood posts, with a hardened dirt floor, and a roof of thatched brush and willows.


Did you know?

Until the construction of the old Tabernacle in 1852, a bowery was the only regular place of public Christian worship in the Salt Lake Valley.