Landmark Downtown Facade Headed for Storage

Landmark Downtown Facade Headed for Storage

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The well-known facade of Salt Lake's oldest shopping emporium is coming down and headed for storage.

The three-story cast-iron front of ZCMI will be stored until after the completion of the new City Creek Center shopping mall, where it will be reinstalled on the front of a Macy's department store.

The facade has been a fixture on east Main Street since the 1870s. Local architects call it a 'character-defining" element of downtown Salt Lake City. It was built in three phases -- in 1876, 1880 and 1901.

ZCMI was founded by then-Mormon church president Brigham Young during the 1870s, bringing together several successful business enterprises to form a large department store.

City Creek Center, a 20-acre retail/residential/office development, is set to open in 2011.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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