Utah Power and Light, Main Street at Night with New Lights
Mss C 275; Shipler Commercial Photographers Collection
Shipler Commercial Photographers; Shipler, Harry
Utah State Historical Society; Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Date of photograph
27 September 1916
City and town life; Lighting; Power resources; Electric utilities; Lampposts; Street lights
Utah Power and Light Company
Utah; Salt Lake County; Salt Lake City
Main Street, North of 400 South
Historic place name
Boston Building; Newhouse Building; Walker Bank Building; No-Ni-Shee Arch
Image shows a general view of Main Street with it's new Utah Power and Light street lights. The lights run north from 400 South to the No-Ni-Shee Arch at the intersection of South Temple. The archway was built for the Wizard of the Wasatch celebration.
No-Ni-Shee was the name of a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. It was believed that her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. This 1916 arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that it eventually crystallized on Main Street.