The Yalecrest Neighborhood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, continues to experience tear downs. Most recently Yalecrest lost a 1937 Cape Cod. At 3%, Cape Cod types of homes are rare in Yalecrest. Three additional and original, contributing status Cape Cods have been lost as well, dating back to 1935. Since this plan is rare, the four that have been torn down result in a 9% loss of our Cape Cods. It is unfortunate that this type of home continues to disappear, especially since it is rare to begin with.
Built 1937-torn down 2015
Built 1938-torn down 2013
This property was singled out and recommended for intensive level research in the 2005 Reconnaissance Level Survey
Built 1935-torn down 2015
Built 1935-torn down 2007
The Street Lamp restoration of the original fixture where Yale and Yalecrest split (at about 1600 E. Yale) @ the ‘triangle park’ is complete! This project was unanimously supported by KEEP’s board and enthusiastically supported by the Street Lighting Program Manager of Salt Lake City. With expertise help from Zach at Cottonwood Security and Don Hartley from the State Office of Historic Preservation the restoration really is magnificent. This is the only street light and basket/cage that we know of that actually contains ‘names’ of the streets it illuminates in Salt Lake City. It is truly one of a kind and we are happy to have restored and reinstalled it in our national historic district neighborhood.
The dismantling of the street lamp.
Street names nearly gone and barely visible.
The dilapidated basket/cage.
The restored lamp basket/cage, YALE side.
The YALECREST side of the restored baskety/cage.
Hand crafted letters of the street names.
Restored lamp basket/cage. This was the inspiration for our logo.
Installation of newly renovated lamp.
Street Lighting Program Manager Dave and installer Tony. Thank you to both for their support and coordination.
Board members attend reinstallation. Kelly, Jill, Lynn, Jon and mascot Norman!
Join us Saturday, October 24th, to learn about the first homes built in the Yalecrest National Historic District. The area’s first subdivision was platted in 1911, with homes constructed as early as 1912 and 1913.
Docents along the way will provide information about the earliest residents, architects and builders of the 100+ year-old homes, and you can journey at your own pace on this self-guided tour of exteriors only. The walk is three to four blocks long, generally heading up 900 South. Learn about architecture, changes to street and rail lines, and the “sunken gardens” of Red Butte Creek.
Meet at the grassy island on 9th South and 14th East, any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tour is free to members of K.E.E.P. Yalecrest, and a $5 donation is suggested for those who are not members. Join K.E.E.P. Yalecrest today or at the tour!
Here is a picture of the finished children’s art shown at The Miller Park Celebration. The picture’s permanent home will be in the Salt Lake City Parks Building but at some point will be on loan and displayed in The City County Building at 451 So State Street. Congratulations to all the children for creating a beautiful art piece.
Celebrate Uintah Elementary School’s Centennial! Friday September 18 3-5pm. Come and reminisce, participate in a time capsule art project and see the original Uinta Elementary sign newly placed in the school, courtesy of KEEP Yalecrest!Original school building circa 1915.
Original sign salvaged, stored and stabilized.
Plaque commemorating and explaining the history and spelling of Uinta.
In place in time for Sept. 18 celebration!
It was a fun morning creating art in Miller Park. We had a great turnout of Yalecrest children and everyone was very excited. We started at the Miller Park entrance on 900 South and was met by Lynn Pershing, the Chair of The Yalecrest Neighborhood Council and a very knowledgeable Red Butte Garden Volunteer. She took everyone on a guided walk through the park and talked about the wildlife, birds, plants and trees as well as the bubbling stream. Everyone then proceeded down to the Bonneville Glen where the children created a canvas related to the sights and sounds of Miller Park. The art that the children created is going to be assembled into a large frame to make one cohesive mosaic of art and will be displayed at the Miller Park Grand Re-Opening Celebration on August 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Please join us in this celebration of Miller Park and to see the beautiful art that the children created. Thank you to everyone who attended – this was a great show of community spirit.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this project happen:
K.E.E.P. Yalecrest Volunteers
- Jill Greenwood – Resident Artist and Creative Genius
- Amy Reid – One Awesome Community Organizer (not to mention fantastic mom)
- Megan Gibbons – Creative Support and One Big Smile
- Lynn Pershing – Knowledgeable Miller Park Aficionado and Awesome Tour Guide
AND Most IMPORTANTLY All the CHILDREN!
See You on August 27th at Miller Park.