This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1971 edition of Pioneer Magazine
1883 – 1957
- Built by Salt Lake capital and Salt Lake workmen.
- Style of architecture, Moorish.
- Total cost, $600,000.
- Built on the waters of Great Salt Lake, 4,000 feet from shore and resting on 5,000 ten-inch piling.
- Total length of buildings, 1,500 feet. Total width of buildings, 450 feet.
- Height from water to top of main tower, 130 feet.
- Size of two great lunch and refreshment pavilions, 141×252 feet and 100×200 feet.
- Size of dancing floor, 140xx250 feet – largest in the world.
- 1,200 private dressing rooms, each provided with shower.
- Auto speedway, 30 minutes from Salt Lake City to saltair Pavilion.
- Great Ship Cafe, largest dining room in the west. 1,000 at sitting. Cost, $30,000.
- Hippodrome, magnificent roller skating palace. 184×258 feet. Cost $50,000.
- Bathing, finest and most unique in the world; water being 22% solids, impossible to sink.
- Giant Roller Coaster — most sensational amusement thriller in the west.