Guide to the Utah capitol competition : project of Cannon, Fetzer and Ramm Hansen Architects,
1911

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Creator: Utah State Capitol Commission..
Title: Utah capitol competition : project of Cannon, Fetzer and Ramm Hansen Architects
Dates: 1911 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0107
Summary: Copy prints of original architectural drawings submitted to the Utah State Capitol Commission, which was charged with selecting the architect for the design and construction of the capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah. The prints are photographic reproductions of drawings that show elevated views as well as floorplans. Prints are mounted in a black photo album.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

In 1888 Salt Lake City donated 20 acres as a site for the Utah State Capital. For various political reasons, however, it was not until 1909 that a seven man Utah Capital Commission was formed for the purpose of selecting a design and contructing a building. Although their initial attempts to raise a one mill levy failed, in 1911 an unexpected windfall of nearly $800,000 in taxes paid by the estate of E.H. Harriman provided enough seed-money to start the process. In 1911 the commission held a competition to select the best design. Ten prospective plans were entered into the contest including this one by Cannon (Georgius Y. Cannon), Fetzer (John Fetzer), and Ramm Hansen. The winning entry came from Richard Karl August Kletting. Construction began in 1912 with James Stewart & Company as the contractor. The building would not be fully completed until 1916. The final cost was $2,739,000.

Content Description

The Utah Capital Competition Drawings consist of 15 copy prints from a proposal that was submitted to the Utah Capitol Commission by the Salt Lake City architectural firm of Cannon, Fetzer, and Ramm Hansen in 1911. The prints are photographic reproductions of drawings that show elevated views as well as floorplans.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the >Utah capitol competition : project of Cannon, Fetzer and Ramm Hansen Architects must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Utah capitol competition : project of Cannon, Fetzer and Ramm Hansen Architects, 1911. (P0107). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

The album was the property of Charles Edwin Loose, a mining magnate and two-term Republican Utah State Senator from 1902 to 1906 who was a member of the Utah State Capitol Commission. The album was donated as part of the Betsy Jane Tenney Loose Papers MS 177 by Charles' grandson Eddie Peterson. Another example of a proposal can be found in Special Collections (Vault PAM 143, "Watkins, Birch & Kent, Eldredge & Chesebro, Associate Architects: Utah Capitol Competition: Illustrated Memoir").

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter Schmid, January 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, June 2006.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 1:01: Perspective of capitol building
1 1:02: Front elevation of capitol building
1 1:03: West elevation of capitol building
1 1:04: North elevation of capitol building
1 1:05: Block plan of capitol building and grounds
1 1:06: Basement plan of capitol building
1 1:07: Ground floor plan of capitol building
1 1:08: Principal floor plan of capitol building
1 1:09: Second floor plan of capitol building
1 1:10: Third floor plan of capitol building
1 1:11: Roof plan of capitol building
1 1:12: Longitudinal section of capitol building
1 1:13: Cross section thru dome of capitol building
1 1:14: Section thru Senate chamber of capitol building
1 1:15: Section thru Supreme Court and library of capitol building

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Cannon, Georgius Y., 1892-1987.  ( contributor)
    • Fetzer, John Peter, 1882-1965.  ( contributor)
    • Hansen, Ramm, 1879-1971.  ( contributor)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Cannon, Fetzer and Ramm Hansen, Architects.  ( contributor)
    • Utah State University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.  ( contributor)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Public buildings--Utah--Design and construction--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
    • Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photoprints.

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