Masonry Rehabilitation Information Based on a presentation from John Lambert, President of Abstract Masonry and Restoration, to KEEP Yalecrest members on November 2, 2017. Compiled by Lynn Pershing, Education Director.

Preservation Handbook & Design Guidelines “A Preservation Handbook for Residential Historic Properties & Districts in Salt Lake City,” this 266-page book describes why preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods in Salt Lake City is important, explains the City’s historic preservation program, and provides design guidelines for construction work associated with locally designated historic sites. Design Guidelines section only

Yalecrest Historic District Nomination 2007 U.S. Dept. of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places registration form for Yalecrest Historic District.

Reconnaissance Level Survey Yalecrest Neighborhood Architectural and Historic Reconnaissance Level Survey 2005, 219 pages, 7.6 MB (includes 2007 nomination)

LHDs and CCDs Local Historic District and Character Conservation District Fact Sheet describes the new ordinances and procedures adopted in fall 2012.

Application forms for LHD designation

Salt Lake City Local Historic District Zoning Ordinance H Historic Preservation Overlay

Salt Lake City Historic Districts Current map of local and national historic districts in Salt Lake

Community Preservation Plan
Salt Lake City’s Community Preservation Plan, adopted in 2012 by the Salt Lake City Council

Diestel-Michigan Website
Website by residents of Diestel Road and Michigan Avenue


Tax Credits Presentation by Nelson Knight for Yalecrest homeowners to learn more about capturing tax credits for rehabbing or updating their homes.

Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit
A 20% nonrefundable tax credit (not just a deduction) for the rehabilitation of historic buildings occupied by owners or used as residential rentals. You can deduct 20% of all qualified rehabilitation costs from your Utah income or corporate franchise taxes.

Economic Impact of Historic Preservation Four-page summary of the June 2013 report covering jobs, heritage tourism, property values, environmental responsibility, downtown revitalization, and fiscal responsibility

Profits Through Preservation Presentation on the economic impact study of historic preservation in Utah, June 2013, 9 MB. Watch the video

Utah Heritage Foundation is the first statewide preservation organization in the West, founded in 1966. The Utah Heritage Foundation believes Utah’s historic neighborhoods are some of our most valuable assets and strongly supports the designation of a local historic district in Yalecrest, and for over nine years has been assisting the neighborhood and Salt Lake City consider options with regard to preservation and rehabilitation.

The Utah State History Office assists communities, agencies, and the general public in researching, surveying, designating, and treating their historic buildings and structures.

Utah Film Commission location scouting service lists Harvard Yale Neighborhood as a potential film site. Numerous movies have been shot in the neighborhood.


Salt Lake County Archivesthe County’s official repository for its records of long-term value, dating from 1852 to the present. Read their blog.

LDS Architecture blog features descriptions of meeting houses, tabernacles, architects and other items related to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints structures around the world, including Yalecrest’s Bonneville WardYale Ward and Yalecrest Ward. is a comprehensive site for all things preservation: listings for historical societies, grants, historic homes for sale, historic tours and travel, consultants, jobs, and more.

Historic District Benefits – Jonathan Mabry PhD, 2007

Teardown Tools on the Web
A comprehensive listing of various tools and organizations for managing tear down issues and preserving community character and livability, compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Cover Image Celebrating Compatible Design Neighborhoods
“Celebrating Compatible Design: Creating New Spaces in Historic Homes” by former Utah Heritage Foundation executive director Rob White. “Neighborhoods: A guide to communities along the Wasatch Front and beyond” by Kent Condon, 1996. Search your favorite used book seller. Read the excerpt > Neighborhoods: Harvard-Yale


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