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
14 May 1919
Monuments; Towers; Antique and classic cars; Automobiles; Follies (Architecture)
Anderson, Robert R.
Utah; Salt Lake County; Salt Lake City
A Street 5th (Fifth) Avenue
Historic place name
Image shows a general view of a classic automobile parked at the base of Anderson Tower.
Anderson Tower was built in 1884 by Robert R. Anderson. It was constructed of gray granite as a tourist attraction. Anderson thought that tourists might pay to see the view from the tower. This venture was unsuccessful, but the tower stood for 48 years before it was razed in 1932.