Tintic Railroad

I’ve come across a lot of information on the Tintic Railroad and haven’t compiled and organized it yet but I’m starting this page to start the process.

The Elberta Slant Road is the old railroad grade (where the tracks were) northwest from Elberta and one of the first interesting sites is a 200+ foot train tunnel that is still open and a popular spot for people to go explore. (see more on that on this page)

A bit farther up is the site of the old double circle trestle, pictured here:

The road continues up to another tunnel and to several old mining camps/towns.

New York Hotel


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When first constructed in 1906, the New York Hotel provided luxurious accommodations for travelers. The building offered steam heat and electric lights in every room while advertisements assured all guests of excellent service.

The hotel features an attractive entrance canopy supported by cast iron columns on high sandstone bases. Also note the curvilinear gable where the building’s name appears in large block letters. In the mid-1970s, the New York Hotel was renovated to house restaurants and office space. The pioneering project was one of the first in Salt Lake City to adapt an historic building for a new use. Its success brought new life to an historic building and a declining area of downtown.


Located at 42-60 West Market Street in Salt Lake.

Iver Petersen House


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This house offers a view of the range of Spring City’s architectural tradition. Built c. 1875, the original structure was a stone, hall-parlor house. The rear adobe addition was probably completed within just a few years after the main portion. Little is known about Iver Petersen, except that he also built the stone granary located on the property. The granary is one of the best preserved and most substantial granaries of Spring City.

Located at 309 North Main Street in Spring City, Utah

Iver Petersen (1844-1881), a Danish immigrant, built this stone, hall-parlor plan house in the mid 1870s. A rear adobe addition was constructed shortly thereafter. He died at a young age leaving a widow with several young children. A stone granary behind the house has been made into a living space.(*)

Walter Squires Home


One and one-half story “Dutch” house plan with the first story of brick and
the second story of frame. Gambrel roof.

Walter Squires, a Salt Lake barber, received this piece of property from the
city in 1905. He probably rented the house after it was built. Later his
daughter, the wife of John Raymond, lived in this house.

This 1905 Dutch style house was built as a rental unit by Walter Squires, a
barber. It is typical of the house pattern plan houses that were built in
Salt Lake City at the turn of the century.

Located at 231 Canyon Road in the City Creek Canyon Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah.