The East Central Neighborhood is located between 700 East and 1300 East and between South Temple and 1700 South.
East Central Neighborhood north of 900 South is a part of the ten acre block grid system established by early Mormon settlers. The eclectic nature of the architecture found in this district includes fine examples of early adobe farmhouses, flat-roofed double houses, frame cottages in the inner blocks, substantial late Victorian homes, and large apartment buildings constructed in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The single-family residences constructed from the late 1800’s through the 1940’s include examples of numerous housing style.
The different neighborhoods in the area maintain a sense of unity owing to the mature landscaping and unified setbacks, small shops, office buildings, student housing, large Victorian residences, and bungalows. This area also includes several significant institutional buildings, including Douglas School, the Tenth Ward, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Judge Memorial High School, and the Newman Center. The University of Utah abuts the eastern boundary. One of the unique cultural sites in the City, Gilgal Gardens, is also located in this area.
Most who live there appreciate close proximity to downtown Salt Lake, urban atmosphere, architecture, walkability and diverse restaurants. Those living on the western edge of the neighborhood, are within walking distance of Liberty Park.
East Central Neighborhood Plan