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.
Utah 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.
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.
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.