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Annual Historic Homes Tour

Since 1971, Utah Heritage Foundation has held a tour of historic homes in a different neighborhoods in Utah.  Previous tours have been held in the South Temple, Yalecrest, Normandie Heights, Avenues, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Federal Heights, and Westmoreland Place and Heights neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, as well as parts of Bountiful, Farmington, Copperton, Magna, and Park City.

2014 Historic Homes Tour: Marmalade

 

43rd Annual Historic Homes Tour: Marmalade

MAY 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Headquarters and Day-of Ticket Sales:
LDS 18th Ward Chapel - 413 N West Capitol Street

Smaller homes and eclectic architecture are the defining characteristics of this Salt Lake City neighborhood founded in large part by the city's working class. The area now known as Marmalade was originally home to streets all named after fruits and nuts. While only some of the streets still bear the historic name, the homes retain many of the historic elements and are contributing to the Capitol Hill Historic District.

Tickets are $25 day-of tour.
$5.00 discount offered when combined with Salt Lake Modern Tour ticket purchase.
 
Tickets will be available for purchase at the tour headquarters located at 413 N. West Capitol on Saturday, May 10.

 

 

2013 Historic Homes Tour of the Avenues

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Utah Heritage Foundation will hold its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 11, 2013, from 10 AM to 5 PM, in the south east area of Salt Lake City's Avenues Historic District.  Tickets are available now!  Read more for more details on the tour or how to buy tickets.

1999 Historic Homes Tour: The Marmalade Hill Neighborhood

1999htwebUtah Heritage Foundation's 1999 Historic Homes Tour featured an eclectic array of nine vintage homes and two converted historic meetinghouses over two days on May 15 and 16 in the historic Marmalade Hill neighborhood in the Capitol Hill Historic District. These historic homes reflect the early pioneer residents' mastery, insight and resourcefulness. The diverse array of architectural styles may be a result of the originators being artisans, designers and builders.

Normandie Heights Harvard-Yale: Historic Homes Tour 2000

Utah Heritage Foundation held its annual Historic Homes Tour in the Normandie Heights area of the Yalecrest neighborhood in Salt Lake City, on May 20, 2000. This beautiful area is considered one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods because of its exceptional architecture. Consistently large and beautifully landscaped lots characterize the area. The homes all reflect outstanding quality and craftsmanship. Guests enjoyed the eight homes and the Yale LDS Chapel on the tour and the opportunity to walk the wonderful tree lined, winding streets of this park-like neighborhood.

Federal Heights: Historic Homes Tour 2001

2001htwebMormon Pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. They camped in what is now Pioneer Park. Development and growth of the city moved east to State Street. As the city grew, so did the annoyance with the slaughter yards. They were soon moved to the east bench near Virginia Street to what was called "Butcherville." On May 19, 2001, Utah Heritage Foundation opened this neighborhood for exploration, showcasing nine exquiste historic homes.

Westminster Heights Arts & Crafts Bungalows: 2002 Historic Homes Tour

The 2002 Historic Homes Tour visited nine Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, and Colonial Revival homes on May 18 in the Westminster Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City.  The neighborhood can take credit for a number of "firsts" in Salt Lake City. It was the first residential subdivision to be developed on the city's southeast bench and its creators, Clark and Earl Dunshee, are credited with introducing the strict building covenants which characterized many later east bench subdivisions. Westminster Heights also broke new architectural ground with the construction of California and Mission style bungalows. These bungalow types were unusual in Utah at the time and remain relatively rare today. In fact, the best places in Utah to see California and Mission style bungalows are the two subdivisions developed by the Dunshee brothers, Westminster Heights and Westmoreland Place.

Stratford Avenue--Highland Park: 2003 Historic Homes Tour

DCP_0867webMany historic neighborhoods on Salt Lake City's east bench were originally developed as subdivisions. Today, only a handful of these subdivisions are called by their historic names. Highland Park is one of those subdivisions that has retained its original identity over the years. The way Highland Park was developed and promoted 90 years ago and its charmming historic character today create an appealing neighborhood with a strong sense of place, and so we chose to tour seven homes and the  the Stratford Ward building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 17, 2003 for our Historic Homes Tour.

Gilmer Park: 2004 Historic Homes Tour

houseGilmerIn December 2000, Money Magazine picked Salt Lake City as a "best place to live." And what is the best neighborhood in this best city? According to the magazine, it's Gilmer Park. However much value one place on such designations by national publications, this one is a nice tribute to the enduring beauty and grace of Gilmer Park. A more persuasive expression of this historic neighborhood's appeal is the surprising number of families who have made their homes here over multiple generations. Once people move to Gilmer Park, it's hard to get them to leave.  Among the reasons why Utah Heritage Foundation held our 2004 Historic Homes Tour there on May 15.

Eleventh Avenue: Historic Homes Tour 2005

100_1580webOur 2005 Historic Homes Tour was held May 21, showing seven homes from B to H Streets along 11th Avenue in Salt Lake City.

On the northern edge of Salt Lake City and to the east of Utah's magnificent capitol building, you can see the rising slopes that make up the Avenues neighborhood.
Salt Lake City's Avenues district creates distinctive neighborhoods known for their charming historic houses, mature streetscape, and a prominent, small block grid plan that climbs up the hill and reinforces the continuity of the street grid below.

A Celebration of Compatible Design: the 2006 Annual Historic Homes Tour

HomesTour2006EB008On Saturday, September 16, 2006, our tour visited seven homes in the Capitol Hill, Federal Heights, and Yalecrest neighborhoods of Salt Lake City, all which exhibited important principles of compatible design.  Several of the homes were eventually featured in our 2008 book Celebrating Compatible Design: Creating New Spaces in Historic Homes.

Salt Lake City's historic neighborhoods have seen a resurgence of popularity over the last several years. People are returning to the city—recognizing the value of location, architecture, and the scale of walkability that can be found in older neighborhoods.

The 2009 Historic Homes Tour: Yalecrest

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Utah Heritage Foundation held its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 2, 2009, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Yalecrest neighborhood of Salt Lake City.  Yalecrest is among Salt Lake City's newer National Register-listed Historic District, formally receiving that designation in November 2007.   In 2000 and 2004, Utah Heritage Foundation held historic home tours in the Normandie Heights and Gilmer Park subdivisions, respectively, what became the Yalcrest Historic District, and in 2009, we featured the Yale and Upper Yale Park neighborhoods. 

Federal Heights: The 2010 Historic Homes Tour

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Utah Heritage Foundation  held its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 1, 2010, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City.  We thank all of the tour sponsors, the homeowners, housechairs, docents, volunteers, and everyone bought tickets and came to see eight wonderful homes this year.

In 1862, Fort Douglas was established and started development on the east bench of the valley. A road was built up the hill to the Fort, on what is now South Temple Street. The neighborhoods to the north and west of the fort were known as Butcherville, Popperton Place, Bonneville-on-the-Hill and Federal Heights and would eventually become the first luxury residential suburbs of Salt Lake City.

2012 Historic Homes Tour: South Temple

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Utah Heritage Foundation held its 41st annual Historic Homes Tour on May 5, 2012, from 10 AM to 5 PM, along South Temple from 600 to 1200 East. We thank the tour sponsors, the home and building owners, housechairs, docents, volunteers, and everyone bought tickets and came to see eight wonderful buildings this year.

Along South Temple Street you will find the homes of Utah's most influential families, churches, clubhouses from Utah's earliest private clubs, and one of the city's first hospitals. They reflect the work of Utah's most prominent architects and a wide range of architectural styles. The wealth of Utah's mining boom transformed South Temple from a dusty thoroughfare into a stately street with remnants with a prominent address. In addition to mansions remnants of this once opulent past, Sandstone curbs, carriage steps and hitching posts, and lattice light poles make this one of Salt Lake City's greatest treasures.

Westmoreland Place: 2011 Historic Homes Tour

2011htUtah Heritage Foundation held its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 14, 2011, from 10 AM to 5 PM, in the Westmoreland Place neighborhood, Salt Lake City's newest local historic district, and working toward designation as a national historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.  We thank the tour sponsors, the homeowners, housechairs, docents, volunteers, and everyone bought tickets and came to see eight wonderful homes this year.

After Utah obtained its statehood in 1896, the population of Salt Lake City almost doubled from 1900 to 1910. Real estate developers platted the land and vigorously promoted new subdivisions on the east bench of the valley. Streetcars brought residents of the new areas southeast of the city to jobs and shopping downtown. Residents could get from Westmoreland Place to the business center in eighteen minutes on a streetcar line that ran along 1500 East.

Downtown Re-Born: 2007 Historic Building Tour

Utah Heritage Foundation hosted Downtown Re-Born: Commercial and Residential, our Annual Historic Building Tour on Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Visitors explored seven beautiful commercial and residential buildings throughout Salt Lake City. The tour was part of the first ever Utah Preservation Conference: Preservation Builds Communities.

Tickets for the Tour cost $15 for UHF Members and $20 for the public. The tour was headquartered at the Fuller Paint Building, home of Big-D Construction Corporation at 404 West 400 South. Visitors drove to each place on the tour.

After the railroad came to Salt Lake City in the 1870s, the blocks just west of West Temple became the literal "gateway" to the of the city. Here ethnic and economic diversity belied the homogeneity of the residential east side. Colorful ethnic business—Greek coffeehouses or Japanese noodle shops served a population different from that of the mainstream. In the same way, today you see sharp contrasts of the rich historic fabric of industrial complexes like the Ford Motor Company or the Firestone Building sit kitty- corner to new hotels. Downtown has always been distinguished by the the mix of old and the new, but nowhere in a more authentic and textured mix than on its West side.