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Council Hall Women’s History Memorial
Council Hall was the place where the first woman voted in the modern United States on February 14, 1870. Two days prior, in that same hall, the territorial legislature voted unanimously to extend voting rights to women. Although Wyoming had already agreed to give women the right to vote, Utah held the first official election in which women participate.
This conceptual monument is intended to mark and memorialize the first woman to vote and the millions of women who have voted in Utah and across the nation since that day. It is hoped this monument will be the marker for Utahans and tourists’ increased awareness of this moment in history and the pride in Utah’s leadership.
It is the hope of the project this conceptual, non-figurative sculptural installation will mark and memorialize the first woman to vote and the millions of women who have voted in Utah and across the nation since that day. This monument will become the marker for Utahans and tourists about that moment in history. It is anticipated the monument will be created in bronze and/or natural stone like granite or marble. It is important the work is site specific in its relationship to and interaction with the historic Council Hall in context, material, and scale. The Committee has suggested the northwest corner from Council Hall as a potential site (see attached Google satellite image) It is the southeast corner of State Street and 300 North which may become a traffic round-about in the future. The area is approx. 100’ x 150’ of sod with a flag pole and plaque at 27’ from the north sidewalk and 41’ from the west sidewalk.