February 20, 2019

38 Amazing Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Salt Lake City in the 1970s

Founded in 1847, Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile (190 km) segment of the Wasatch Front. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other is Reno, Nevada).

Salt Lake City's street grid system is based on the north-south east-west grid plan developed by early church leaders, with the Salt Lake Temple constructed at the city's center.

Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City"; however, the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature.

Salt Lake City is also the industrial banking center of the United States.

These photos from Garrett that captured street scenes of Salt Lake City in the 1970s.

Eastbound I-80 at 700 East, September 1970

Eastbound I-80 at 700 East, September 1970

300 West (2nd West) at North Temple, April 1970

Looking west on I-80 at 700 East, September 1970

Looking west on I-80 at 700 East, September 1970


Northbound I-15 at US-89 / US-91, July 1970

Southbound I-15 in Draper, July 1970

400 South at State Street, 1971

East side southbound I-215 approaching 3300 South, circa 1971

East side southbound I-215 at 3900 South, circa 1971-72

Northbound I-215 at I-80 / US-40 / US-40A, July 1971

Runaway truck lane on Interstate 80, October 1971

Southbound I-15 approaching 3300 South, January 1971

Westbound I-80 approaching 1300 East, February 1971

Westbound I-80 approaching I-15, February 1971

Westbound I-80 approaching State Street, February 1971

Westbound I-80 at 700 East, February 1971

Westbound I-80 at 1300 East, February 1971

Westbound I-80 at Foothill Drive, February 1971

Westbound I-80 at I-15, February 1971

Westbound I-80 at State Street, February 1971

Foothill Dr (US-40) entering Salt Lake City, circa 1972

I-15 through North Salt Lake, circa 1972

I-215 / I-80 / SR-186 interchange, 1972

North Temple at Redwood Rd, 1972

North Temple by night, 1972

North Temple looking west, 1972

Northbound I-15 at 200 West, September 1972

Temple Square and North Temple, 1972

North Temple Viaduct (US-40), circa 1973

Northbound I-15 at 1300 South, April 1973

Northbound I-15 at 1300 South, April 1973

Eastbound I-80 approaching 2300 East, circa 1975

Northbound I-15 at 600 South, 1975

Southbound I-15 at US-89 / Beck St, April 1975

Redwood Rd at I-215 in North Salt Lake, circa 1978

Looking north at the I-15 junction of I-215, 1979

State St at Winchester St, 1979





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