NATIONAL REGISTER

These are black and white versions of 2007 photos from the Yalecrest National Register nomination; the National Register of Historic Places features them on its Flikr photostream:
Yalecrest Historic DistrictYalecrest Historic District

Yalecrest Historic DistrictYalecrest Historic District

Yalecrest Historic DistrictYalecrest Historic District

Yalecrest Historic DistrictYalecrest Historic District

Yalecrest Historic DistrictYalecrest Historic District

Yalecrest Historic District

aka Harvard-Yale
Salt Lake County, UT
Listed: 11/08/2007

The Yalecrest Historic District is located on the east bench of Salt Lake City, southeast of the business and downtown section. With a period of significance from 1910 to 1957, it is locally significant both architecturally and historically. Under Criterion A the district is significant for its association with the residential development of the east bench of Salt Lake City by real estate developers and builders in the first half of the twentieth century. Its tract period revival cottages and subdivisions of larger houses for the more well-to-do represent the boom and optimism of the 1920s and 1930s in Salt Lake City. The district is also significant under Criterion C for its intact architectural homogeneity. It was built out quickly with twenty-two subdivisions platted from 1910 to 1938 containing houses that reflect the popular styles of the era, largely period revival cottages in English Tudor and English Cottage styles. The architectural variety and concentration of period cottages found in the district is unrivalled in the state. Examples from Yalecrest are used to illustrate period revival styles in the only statewide architectural style manua1.8 The subdivisions were platted and built by the prominent architects and developers responsible for early twentieth century east side Salt Lake City development. It is associated with local real estate developers who shaped the patterns of growth of the east bench of Salt Lake City in the twentieth century. Yalecrest was initially and continues to be the residential area of choice for prominent men and women of the city. The district is locally renowned as the “Harvard-Yale area” and its streets lined with mature trees and historic houses are referenced in advertising for twenty-first century subdivisions elsewhere in the Salt Lake Valley. It is a remarkably visually cohesive area with uniform setbacks, historic houses of the same era with comparable massing and landscaping, streets lined with mature shade trees, and a surprising level of contributing buildings that retain their historic integrity. The district contains a concentration of architecturally significant period revival cottages and bungalows designed by renowned architects and builders of Utah. The historic resources of the Yalecrest Historic District contribute to the history of the residential east bench development of Salt Lake City.

 

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