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Commercial Club Building

1908-1910, Ware & Treganza

Mining magnate Samuel Newhouse donated this site to the Commercial Club as part of his plan to strengthen the non-Mormon south downtown.  The Commercial Club was organized by Salt Lake City businessmen in 1902 to attract new businesses to city.  This building was constructed as a luxurious gathering place for the club’s members.   It once contained a swimming pool, banquet rooms, and game rooms.  The loggia on the sixth floor and balconies on the third floor are typical of the Second Renaissance Revival style.  Its polychromatic terra-cotta, inlaid mosaic tiles, and copper cornice make the Commercial Club one of the most colorful buildings in the city.

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Located at 32 Exchange Place in Salt Lake.

This is part of the Exchange Place Historic District.