National Register #70000632
ZCMI Cast Iron Front
15 South Main Street
Salt Lake City
ZCMI (Zions Cooperative Mercantile Association) was formed in 1868. By 1880, 156 branch stores reached into twenty-four
counties and 126 towns and cities.
In 1875, a committee chose this site for the Salt Lake City branch of the store. The land was purchased from Brigham
Young for $30,000.00. The building, reputed to be the first department store in America, opened for business in 1876.
The cost was $136,544. The architects were William H. Folsom and Obed Taylor. The structure is significant because
of its unusually well-maintained historic store front of cast iron.
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