Salt Lake Commercial Club members were among the primary supporters to build a new State Capitol. It didn’t come without some initial failures. In 1909, most rural Utahns voted against building the “People’s House,” while Salt Lake City and County voters supported the move. The final tally was 4,160 in favor – 7,633 against. The Legislature eventually changed the state’s constitution that required a popular vote to finance any bonding for buildings, and by 1911, the state had bonded to build the Capitol. By 1912, ground had been broken; and in 2016 the Capitol marked its 100-year anniversary of completion.