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Preservation Conference 2014









 Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered

Utah Heritage Foundation hosts its eighth annual Preservation Conference, on May 8-10, 2014. Come to our annual Heritage Awards Dinner Thursday, May 8th, to honor people and projects in preservation. Friday, May 9th, will feature education sessions, and opening session from Mojave Underground- explorers of mining ghost towns, a keynote address by architect/preservationist/author Charles Belfoure who recently released his first novel, The Paris Architect, and a walking tour of Modernism on South Temple.

Saturday May 10th we will host the 43rd annual Historic Homes Tour in the Marmalade neighborhood of the Capitol Hill Historic District. Come see how this once declining area of Salt Lake City is now a thriving neighborhood of eclectic architecture and a fabulous example of preservation.

Click below to find out about each aspect of the conference, and then you can choose to register for individual events or pick a package deal. Registration for individual events starts at $15 - Package deals available for the whole conference, too!

Thank you to our supporters, without whom we could not present this event: Big-D Construction, Utah Division of State History, cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, Home-Tech, Inc., Zions Bank, Abstract Masonry Restoration, Capitol Hill Construction, Downtown Developers, Lloyd Architects, Park City Historical Society & Museum, Mike Evertsen, Realtor - Plumb & Co., Rimini Coffee and Sugar House Coffee, Weber County Heritage Foundation, American Heritage Windows, EDA Architects, FFKR Architects, GSBS Architects, National Park Service Heritage Partnership Program, O.C. Tanner, Paulsen Construction, Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, Salt Lake City Community and Economic DevelopmentSalt Lake County Zoo Arts and Park Fund, and Now Playing Utah.

Registration still available on Friday, May 9, at the Masonic Temple starting at 8:00 a.m.

Or Download a Copy of the Registration Brochure

Or Download a Copy of the Conference Schedule

Heritage Awards Dinner


Thursday May 8, 2014

The evening will include dinner, silent auction, and presentation to this year’s Heritage Award winners. These awards are given only to building owners, companies and individuals who have shown the highest standard of preservation in their projects. If you haven’t been to the ceremony before, it’s a wonderful show that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated by the display of commitment.



6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Tickets are still available for purchase May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Leonardo.


Historic Homes Tour

43rd Annual Historic Homes Tour: Marmalade

MAY 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Headquarters and Day-of Ticket Sales:
LDS 18th Ward Chapel - 413 N West Capitol Street

Smaller homes and eclectic architecture are the defining characteristics of this Salt Lake City neighborhood founded in large part by the city's working class. The area now known as Marmalade was originally home to streets all named after fruits and nuts. While only some of the streets still bear the historic name, the homes retain many of the historic elements and are contributing to the Capitol Hill Historic District.

Tickets are $25 day-of tour.
$5.00 discount offered when combined with Salt Lake Modern Tour ticket purchase.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the tour headquarters located at 413 N. West Capitol on Saturday, May 10.

Keynote Speaker




Friday May 9, 2014

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.




Charles Belfoure is an architect and author of The Paris Architect.  It is his first novel which the New York Post selected to its Must Read booklist.

What it's about: French architect Lucien Bernard, 35, is in a dangerous quandary: He's paid to create temporary hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris at the same time he's proudly designing factories for the Germans.

Education Sessions

Friday May 9, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple

Educations Sessions will include:

  • Rehab it Right: Kitchens in Your Historic Home
  • CLG
  • South Temple and The Evolution of Place
  • Be Your Own History Detective
  • Designating That Newfangled Building in Town
  • How Accessory Dwelling Units Work for Preservation

Click here to download the complete schedule


Walking Tour: Modernism on South Temple

Steiner Corp Building ext 01 03-25-04 KH

May 9, 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tickets still available on Friday, May 9 at the Masonic Temple starting at 8:00 a.m.

From its early days as the stately boulevard of extravagant mansions, South Temple has witnessed significant architectural change.  This guided walking tour will tell the story of South Temple’s progression into Modernism between 1925 and 1975, highlighting buildings that display various aspects of Modernist design.  Starting from the Masonic Temple, the tour will focus on a five-block area from 300 East to 800 East on South Temple.

The tour will not be cancelled on account of rain. Plan accordingly. There are no refunds and we make no guarantees that the tour is ADA accessible. Other than service animals, pets are not allowed.