The beautiful, walkable neighborhood of Liberty Wells was established in the 1890s as part of the Mormon Pioneer’s “Big Field” project. In the 1850s, the area from 900 South to 2700 South was called ‘Big Field.’ People built houses, had farms, grew gardens, raised chickens, and milked cows in this large, open space. Residents grew crops such as wheat, cotton, sugar cane, potatoes, strawberries, apples, grapes, and melons.
The area eventually became more residential, turning into one of the first suburbs of Salt Lake City when the streetcar system expanded its routes nearby.
Most homes in Liberty Wells are bungalows and Victorian style homes that were built between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s, with a few homes built later on. Liberty Wells has a nice proximity to Sugar House, the 9th & 9th Business District, Liberty Park, Downtown, public transportation and freeways which makes it a very convenient, desirable location.
In 2010, Liberty Wells was classified as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. 1,923 buildings in the neighborhood are considered to be historic structures, most of which are privately owned homes.