One of the most recognizable and historical buildings in downtown Salt Lake City is the old Union Pacific Depot. Built in the early 1900’s, it served as a main hub for the San Pedro, Salt Lake Railroad, and Oregon Short Line.
The history in this building is incredible, and though it is no longer used by Amtrak, it holds a special place in the hearts of visitors and natives alike. Union Station went through an extensive reconstruction in the 1970’s and is now an entrance to the Gateway Shopping District.
Interestingly enough, three floors of the old Union Pacific Station were bought and redesigned in 2006 into a restaurant and music venue, aptly known as The Depot. A talented crop of artists and bands have been asked to play at The Depot, including Zero 7, The Temper Trap, 311, The Black Keys, and Brandon Flowers.
Upcoming artists paying a visit to this Salt Lake hot spot are Slash, Amos Lee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Pete Yorn. Music buffs should definitely catch a show at The Depot, not only for the talent that graces the stage but for the amazing vibe that the venue has to offer!