(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 x 252 feet and 100 x 200 feet. Size of dancing floor: 140 x 250 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 x 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.
This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1971 issue of Pioneer Magazine
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