Capital City Antique Mall

100 year old Throwback Thursday

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Few people on Facebook can do a throwback of about a hundred years! But that is the beauty of the decades past - they define us and give structure to our modern society.  Our lives and our cities build on the memories of our collective history - a foundation that gives us a unique and rich past, one that is should be preserved and celebrated. 

Salt Lake City was founded by sheer pioneer will and was fortified by the entrepreneurial western spirit of its settlers.  They tamed a wild uninhabitable desert and made a thriving city.  They used their skill to construct beautiful architectural gems all over our fair city, some of which still survive today. If you are a fan of antiques and antiquities - at one time or another you may have become enchanted by the gorgeous and ornate victorian architecture of the past. Take a look at what life was like in Salt Lake then AND now.

Here is that borderline crazy and definitely plucky pioneer attitude again. Pretty sure that wasn't good for the car or the steps - the cops must have been pretty lenient back then. 

Here is that borderline crazy and definitely plucky pioneer attitude again. Pretty sure that wasn't good for the car or the steps - the cops must have been pretty lenient back then. 

Yes that is a legit steam-shovel working away at completing the Utah State Capitol building in 1915

Yes that is a legit steam-shovel working away at completing the Utah State Capitol building in 1915

Um, how adorable is the River Queen paddling on the pond at Liberty Park...can we bring this back puhleease!

Um, how adorable is the River Queen paddling on the pond at Liberty Park...can we bring this back puhleease!

This is George A. Smith next to his car, right next to the Salt Lake City Temple

This is George A. Smith next to his car, right next to the Salt Lake City Temple

Old timey fire engine, two horse power.

Old timey fire engine, two horse power.

Ladies waiting for the street car to take them home after shopping, they are right across the street from the Social Hall - which no longer stands, and The Belvedere is the large building being built behind them. They are right next to the east side entrance of the current City Creek Mall.

Ladies waiting for the street car to take them home after shopping, they are right across the street from the Social Hall - which no longer stands, and The Belvedere is the large building being built behind them. They are right next to the east side entrance of the current City Creek Mall.

Don't you love how they have a giant sign that says "beware of pickpockets"!?

Don't you love how they have a giant sign that says "beware of pickpockets"!?

1910 City and County Building 

1910 City and County Building 

The Lion House

The Lion House

The Crane Building

The Crane Building

Argh! This streetcar is so cute!

Argh! This streetcar is so cute!

Take a look at the archived Deseret News article with the full gallery of 88 pics here.  Happy Thursday!