Great Salt Lake Social Hall

  • Built in Salt Lake City, Utah 1853
  • Replicated in 1980

A center for social and cultural events, the Social Hall was built from local sandstone. The first floor included a dining area with tables, benches, and a fully equipped kitchen; the upper story had a 20' x 40' stage and a large dance floor. The Deseret Dramatic Association, established in 1853, held many performances in the hall. Remnants of the original foundation can be seen in the Social Hall Heritage Museum in downtown Salt Lake City.


Did you know?

The Social Hall not only hosted plays, balls, and concerts but also held a few sessions of the Utah Territorial Legislature.