Utah Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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Ben's Cafe (now La Veracruzana)
Green River, UT


Ben's Cafe was probably built in the 1960s. The building has housed the La Veracruzana Mexican restaurant since 2010. In 2022, the sign was adapted and the sputnik was restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Uncle Sam's
Orem, UT
Holiday Lanes
Heber City, UT
Uncle Sam's occupies a Quonset hut building. The building has been here since at least the early 1970s. [map]

The Holiday Lanes opened in 1964. [map]

Red Canyon Visitors Center
Dutch John, UT
The Red Canyon Visitors Center was built from 1964-1965. [map]

strip mall
West Valley City, UT
This strip mall features eight parabolic roof buildings. This overhead view shows how the pair of three buildings are interlocking with two other buildings between them. I assume they were built in the 1960s. Does anyone know anything more about this complex? [map]

Steiner American Building
Salt Lake City, UT
The Steiner American Building was built in 1966. [map]

IBM Building
Salt Lake City, UT
Ditta Caffe
Salt Lake City, UT
The Spot
Salt Lake City, UT
This IBM Building was built in 1961. [map]

The Ditta Cafe, previously Diva's Cafe, has a 1960s looking "bubble" dome attached to the main building. It looks like it may have been a greenhouse. Does anyone know what it was built for and/or when? [map]

The Spot was built in 1961 as a Chinese restaurant. In 1971, it became The New Age of Aquarius, a private club. It has been The Spot since at least 2007. I assume that the wooden, A-framed shaped skeleton structure at the entrance was originally roof or designed to look like one. In 2019, the structure above the roof was removed. [map]

Applied Technology Center
Taylorsville, UT
The Applied Technology Center is located at the Salt Lake Community College. The school moved to this location in 1967. The building was probably built at that time. [map]

Dee Events Center
Ogden, UT
The Dee Events Center at Weber State University was built from 1975-1977. It was built from concrete, steel, and wooden beams. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Safeway
Murray, UT
This building may have housed a Safeway or another supermarket originally. It was probably built in the 1960s. The building was later adapted for Gart Brothers Sports Castle and the crenellated towers to the left and right of the entrance were added. The building later housed a Sports Authority. Those features were removed when the building was remodeled for EOS Fitness around 2020. For more, see this website. [map]

Bonneville Salt Flats Rest Area
Wendover, UT
The Bonneville Salt Flats Rest Area shelters appear to be from the 1960s or 1970s. The shelters are composed of three closely spaced concrete structures. There are identical shelters on both the north and south sides of I-80. [map]

More Utah Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Home Plate Cafe (Fairview)
Kirt's Family Drive Inn (North Ogden)
Cutrubus Freeway Mazda (Ogden) [gone]
Ream's Turtle (Provo) [gone]
Iceberg Drive Inn (Salt Lake City)

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