In 2015, the first "Ghosts of West Temple” online exhibit was released, providing some history of the buildings along West Temple between 100 North to South Temple.
Ghosts of West Temple II expands on the first exhibit. Continuing south along West Temple between South Temple and 200 South, this new exhibit focuses on providing a view of some of the families and businesses that once existed along this street from approximately 1850-1940s.
This area was initially the site of the houses of some prominent families of Utah, including Wilford Woodruff, Sarah Brackett Carter Foss, and Jesse W. Fox. A number of businesses and several well-known hotels also catered to travelers along this street.
By the 1880s, liveries, a mortuary, two newspapers, and even an indoor hot springs pool were replacing houses along each side of West Temple, and the area became business-centered.
At the turn of the 20th century to the 1930s, a large number of hotels, saloons, and stores became a main stay of this area.
Join us as we continue exploring the history of West Temple!