Yalecrest Receives Another Local Historic District Designation!

In April, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved the sixth Local Historic District in Yalecrest.  Congratulations to those who spearheaded the effort and garnered support.  This latest district is located on the 1500 E. block of Hubbard and contains a variety of architectural styles and notable past residents.




This block is located in the original Douglas Park subdivision and contains a 100 year old home!

The Yalecrest neighborhood, established in 1910, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, however there are no protections associated with that listing.  The district continues to experience demolitions/tear down of homes with the count in the 40’s; two more are planned.




2018 KEEP Yalecrest’s Annual Members Meeting

Thank you to our host-who happens to live in Yalecrest’s most recently designated local historic district!

Princeton home receives Preservation Utah Award

The owners of a 1938 Cape Cod home located on the 1700 block of Princeton Avenue, in one of Yalecrest’s local historic districts, have been recognized by Preservation Utah (https://preservationutah.org) for their thoughtful and compatible rear addition.


Nominated by K.E.E.P. Yalecrest, the award was presented at the 2018 Heritage Awards Dinner on March 22, 2018. This is the 8th award presented to a Yalecrest home in as many years!


As part of our mission to encourage preservation of Yalecrest homes, K.E.E.P. Yalecrest awards plaques to homeowners for their notable preservation efforts. Additionally we now offer a Centennial Plaque for 100-year-old homes.  If you’re interested in a Centennial Plaque for your 100-year-old home, please contact us so we can work together in celebrating your home.

K.E.E.P. Yalecrest receives another award!!!

The Utah Division of State History recognized K.E.E.P. Yalecrest at its 65th Annual State History Conference during an awards luncheon on Oct. 11, 2017.  Current and past board members were in attendance to accept the award. It is an honor to be recognized by the State for our accomplishments and continued efforts!









Annual Walking Tour Saturday October 14th 2017 10am -Noon

Our annual historic homes walking tour is
Saturday, October 14th, 10am – 12pm.
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Our fifth annual walking tour focuses on lower Normandie Heights – Princeton and 13th East.
Artwork Courtesy of Bonneville Elementary Art Students

Historic Homes
Walking Tour

Please join us for the fifth annual K.E.E.P. Yalecrest Walking Tour highlighting local history and selected homes in the Yalecrest National Historic District, Salt Lake City.

Saturday, October 14th

Start times from 10am – 12pm

Meet on the grassy island on Harvard Avenue and 1300 East

This year’s Yalecrest tour will concentrate on the unique architecture and early residents of the homes on the 1300-1450 East block of Princeton, including a few unique duplexes on 1300 East.

Journey on your own terms, with docents stationed along the streets providing information on the earliest residents, architects, and builders of these unique homes.   Hear the stories of some of the earliest residents including J.G. McDonald who lived at 1345 Princeton and started the McDonald Chocolate Company.

This is a self-paced walking tour of exteriors only. It is roughly 3 blocks long, generally heading south on 1300 East at Harvard Avenue looping back around via Princeton and Harvard.  You will not need to remain with a guided group.

$5 suggested donation; free to members of K.E.E.P. Yalecrest. 
Join today or at the tour.

See you Saturday the 14th!

Our Latest Plaque Recipient-945 S. Fairview Ave

Congratulations to Chris and Jenny Munford! They were recognized by Preservation Utah and received the 2017 Heritage Award for their compatible addition.




K.E.E.P. Yalecrest partners with Preservation Utah and provides these plaques to Heritage Award Winners who reside in Yalecrest.

This is our 11th plaque awarded within the Yalecrest neighborhood. If your house has celebrated its centennial and you are interested in a commemorative plaque, let us know! We’ll have one crafted for you!

Preservation Tax Credit Presentation June 13 7pm Anderson Foothill Library

Learn how to capture tax credits for your Yalecrest remodel, inside or out.
Tuesday, June 13th, 7 p.m., Anderson-Foothill Library.

Considering a new addition, roof, interior remodel,  furnace or plumbing upgrade?
Be sure to get your tax credit.

Preservation Tax Credits

Are you considering doing work on your home – whether it’s a small or large job learn how to capture credits on your Utah tax return and save money on your remodel.  Since our neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, we are eligible for a 20% Utah state tax credit for projects over $10,000—interior or exterior.  Please join us to learn more on how to take advantage of this tax credit.

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Anderson-Foothill Library
1135 S. 2100 East

Presented by Nelson Knight, Tax Credit Program Coordinator
State Historic Preservation Office

See you there!

Lynn Kennard Pershing, Ph.D.
K.E.E.P. Yalecrest Education Director