The Salt Lake City Council recently adopted a new historic district: Douglas Park. This new local historic district is the sixth adopted within the Yalecrest National Historic District, which was designated in 2007. Officially called “Yalecrest – Douglas Park – I,” it includes the northern and southern portion of Hubbard Avenue, running between 1500 East to Fairview Avenue.
The homes in this selected area of Douglas Park Subdivision and the Douglas Park Amended Subdivision help to tell the story of the progression and development of the East Bench of Salt Lake City. The majority of the principal buildings in the Douglas Park area are an assortment of bungalows styled in Arts and Crafts, as well as the Neo-classical style. Other styles represented fall strictly within the Eclectic Genre, including: English Tudor, Colonial Revival and English Cottage. The years of construction for the subject homes range from 1916-1936. This particular period range of construction provides for the distinct variety of styles found within this district. For more information about this recent designation, please see the staff report to the Historic Landmark Commission.
Local historic designation helps protect the historic and architectural character of a neighborhood by limiting demolitions and out-of-character alterations, remodeling or additions. A property owner, City Council, or the Mayor may initiate a petition to create a new local historic district. Some of the criteria for what places are eligible for designation include: physical integrity of properties over 50 years old, inclusion in a national historic district, area contains examples of elements of the city’s history, development patterns and/or architecture. For more information on how you can nominate your neighborhood as a local historic district, please see this document on the designation process or contact us at email@example.com or 801-535-7700.Tags: Local Historic Districts