Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

New Archives Building on Rio Grande

New Archives Building October 2004
October 1, 2004 Photo Courtesy of Evan Loveless

In August 2004, the Utah State Archives moved from its location on Capitol Hill pending that building's destruction as part of the Capitol Building Restoration Project. A new building for administrative, processing and records management activities has been constructed adjacent to the Utah State Historical Society in the Rio Grande depot building; the State Records Center will remain in its present location.

In addition, the Archives Research Center and the Utah History Information Center/Library of the Utah State Historical Society will both move into a new research center in the south wing of the Rio Grande building in early 2005.

This page will document the construction progress of the new building as well as a history of the Capitol Hill Archives building before it is torn down.

Cooper Roberts Simonsen Architects
Okland Construction
Groundbreaking - click for images


Shown during open house activities, October 2004.


November 2003 to June 2004 (64 total)
Photos January - April 2004 by Karl T. Nicholson, Utah State Historical Society

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Archives Building History

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