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 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.
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