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Google Street View goes inside historic SLC buildings


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SALT LAKE CITY — A recent Google release allows users to view the inside of historic Salt Lake City buildings.

Google paired its Street View technology with panoramic imagery to produce 360-degree virtual tours of multiple historic buildings in downtown Salt Lake City, including those owned by Temple Square Hospitality.

"Nowadays people Google everything," said Marcel De Lima, a Salt Lake City photographer. "They search for businesses and services and look up addresses on Google Maps," making it an easy way for businesses to stand out online.

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Roof Restaurant, Lion House Pantry, Garden Restaurant and Nauvoo Cafe are among those that can be toured. The Devereaux Mansion, near the Triad Center on South Temple, was photographed Friday and will be added to the list of available panoramics.

The Devereaux Mansion, completed in 1857, was Utah's first mansion and greeted guests including presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes.

Google has released multiple updates to Maps in recent months that allow users to experience a place without actually being there. Earlier this month, the search giant released 75 miles of Grand Canyon Street View. The company also released run and lift maps of 38 North American ski resorts, including four in Utah.

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