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Current Projects

Utah Heritage Foundation advocates preservation-oriented public policies by drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees, and lobbying for the passage of bills that preserve Utah 's historic resources.  Listed below are some of the buildings, policies, and projects we are advocating for currently, sorted by when we added the project.  Urgent projects are noted because there is immediate action needed by the public to preserve our heritage.

Draper Park School

Draper’s John R. Park School deserves rehabilitation, not demolition

Park School DrawingPhoto courtesy of the Draper Historic Preservation Commission


The John R. Park School is the last remaining historic civic structure in Draper City.  The building has been a landmark in Draper’s city center since its construction in 1912.   The school has helped bring significance to Draper as it has grown from its roots as a small rural community.  However, Draper City is planning to demolish the school that is supposed to represent the best of education in Utah.  In recent events, the building has been slated for demolition in September if a viable plan is not presented to the Draper City Council by August 30.  Utah Heritage Foundation feels very strongly that the John R. Park School is an important preservation issue for Draper City and its future.  Demolishing the John R. Park School without fully considering all of the options that have been presented for the building is strongly discouraged.

Utah Heritage Foundation has been actively involved in discussions about the John R. Park School since 2000.   We believe that there are things that can be done to save the building while moving the process along quickly. 

Salt Lake City International Airport

box-historySalt Lake City International Airport

(c. 1930-1960)


Lower_HarvardYalecrest (1913)

Salt Lake City

Westmoreland Place

04-14-2010_026_resizedWestmoreland Place (c. 1913)saved-stampweb

1300 South at 1500 South, Salt Lake City

Denver & Rio Grande Freight House and Boiler/Engine Shop

PICT0021_resizedDenver & Rio Grande Freight House and Boiler/Engine Shop

Between 200 and 400 South, 600 West and I-15, Salt Lake City

Hyrum Jensen Mansion

08-31-2009_014_thumbHyrum Jensen Mansion (c. 1900)saved-stampweb

774 East 2100 South, SLC

SLC Public Safety Building

sm-publicsafety.jpgSalt Lake City Public Safety Building (Historic Northwest Pipeline Company Headquarters), 1958

315 East 200 South, Salt Lake City


Trolley Square

sm-trolly.jpgNew Development Underway at Historic Trolley Square

700 East at 500 South, SLC

West Jordan Sugar Factory

sm-wjsugarthumb2.jpgWest Jordan Sugar Beet Factory (1916)Lost_logo

8000 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah