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

Two Great Preservation Utah Events-Featuring Yalecrest!

On April 6, 2017, Preservation Utah held their annual Heritage Awards Banquet.

K.E.E.P. Yalecrest occupied a table and honored residents Jenny and Chris Munford for their award winning compatible addition.

It was a remarkable evening highlighting great preservation work and people in Utah.

On April 22, 2017, the Yalecrest neighborhood was the site of the 46th Annual Historic Homes Tour. This popular area of Salt Lake City has been the location of four historic homes tours. Members of K.E.E.P. Yalecrest participated as volunteers, docents and staffed a K.E.E.P. Yalecrest table at Preservation Utah’s registration site. Congratulations and thanks to Judy Krall (K.E.E.P. board member) whose home was on the tour, was a previous Heritage Award Winner for her incredible addition and hosted a gathering after the tour ended. A great day for all!

Thank you to Preservation Utah for recognizing K.E.E.P. Yalecrest and our preservation efforts in the brochure narrative.

Preservation Utah’s Historic Homes Tour is in Yalecrest! Sat. 4/22/17

2017 Historic Homes Tour: Yalecrest

Douglas Park 13 15 E 800 900 S 1913The Douglas Park subdivision during its creation in 1913.

46th Annual

Historic Homes Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Historic Homes Tour will be in the Yalecrest neighborhood, more specifically the Douglas Park subdivision and the surrounding area. Click the links below for more information:

Purchase Tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities


$20 per person–Advance ticket price to non-members and day-of price for Preservation Utah members

$25 per person–Day-of price for non-members
All persons who walk must have a ticket.  All tickets are in the form of our tour brochure and wristband, with which you may enter each home on the tour.  We do not mail the brochures or wristbands prior to the event, and all advance and day-of ticket purchasers must pick up their tour brochure(s) and wristbands at our tour headquarters before going on the tour.  The tour is an all-weather, rain-or-shine event and there are no refunds for unused tickets.

Tour Information

Tour attendees should be aware of the following before going on the tour:

  • None of the homes are wheelchair accessible, and all have stairs.  Attendees should watch their step around and in all parts of homes.
  • Attendees will be provided shoe covers to be worn inside all homes.
  • Pets are not allowed inside homes.
  • All homes are private residences and are only available to tour during the time and day of our tour.  We will not reveal the names of the homeowners, nor we will reveal the addresses of homes prior to the tour.
  • Photography is permitted only outside the homes and is prohibited inside.
  • Attendees are not required to visit all the homes, and may go to each home at their leisure during open hours.

Headquarters and Parking

The tour headquarters will be at the Yale Ward building, located at 1431 E. Gilmer Dr. Limited parking is available at in the ward parking lot and on street parking is available in the surrounding area.