This distinctive style first appeared, for a brief period, during the mid-19th century in a variety of building types. Its Period Revival phase was mostly confined to the decade from 1920 to 1930, when it was used for places of entertainment such as movie theaters and in the club buildings of various fraternal orders.
Buildings of this style used Egyptian architectural motifs like battered walls, lotus columns, and sphinx-like figures. Walls were constructed of brick and/or stone masonry or were covered with stucco or terra-cotta tiles to imitate some form of masonry construction.
Examples of this style in Utah are rare; in fact, the three buildings illustrated here are the only remaining Egyptian Revival buildings in the state.
--lotus capital columns
--statuary of Egyptian rulers
--rope molding (i.e., a band of terra cotta or other molding in a rope-like design)
--vulture and sun disk symbols