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Preservation Conference 2008

The 2008 Utah Preservation Conference featured rehab workshops for homeowners, educational and training sessions for planners, architects, and preservationists of all levels. We also offered tours of Fort Douglas as well as many other historic buildings throughout Salt Lake City.

Architecture's Tradition: The Avenues Homes Tour

mccune.jpgUtah Heritage Foundation hosted Architecture's Tradition: The Avenues Homes Tour, our Annual Historic Building Tour on Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors saw how the styles of Utah’s architecture evolved from 1850 to 1950 in the historic Avenues neighborhood. The tour featured some of the finest homes designed by Utah architects and constructed in different periods of Utah’s history.

Tickets for the Tour cost $15 for Utah Heritage Foundation members and $20 for the public. On the day of the tour, tickets were available at tour headquarters, the Ensign Stake Center building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 135 A Street, Salt Lake City.

Preservation Marketplace

The free marketplace featured many of UHF’s partners in preservation including architects, contractors, and green builders. Visitors enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and live entertainment while browsing through books, antiques, and historic reproductions from local vendors.

Education Sessions

Our Education Sessions covered a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community. Sessions were accredited by the American Institute of Architects. Below is a list of sessions, times, and presenters.

A Breakfast to Sustain You

Friday, April 18 started at 7:45 AM, at our Breakfast to Sustain You, held in the Officer’s Club on Historic Fort Douglas. If you have not heard it already, the breakfast emphasized the saying that the "greenest building is the one that’s already built." We learned how historic preservation and new green building practices are breaking ground across Utah and setting national trends and why preservationists should be leading this cause.

Keynote Address by Blair Kamin and Opening Plenary


Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, gave the keynote address at the Opening Plenary of the Second Annual Utah Preservation Conference on April 17, at the Auditorium of Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the campus of the University of Utah.