Boulevard Gardens // 2018 National Register
Boulevard Gardens Historic District comprises of a 1929 subdivision of twenty-three contributing brick Tudor period cottage type houses. Each of these homes face a common grass strip or “park” measuring 80 feet wide and 800 feet long. Along the south side of the development, a small alleyway provides access to seven original (c. 1930) wood garages. Together, Boulevard Gardens’ homes and shared greenspace comprise Salt Lake City’s most substantial garden suburb.
The district is located in Salt Lake City’s central “Ballpark Neighborhood” (previously known as the “People’s Freeway Neighborhood”). When Boulevard Gardens was new, this neighborhood sat on the southernmost edge of Salt Lake City. Today, the Ballpark Neighborhood is considered a central Salt Lake neighborhood. The Ballpark features a residential area comprised of leafy streets lined with Victorian cottages, four squares, and Arts and Crafts bungalows. Over the latter half of the twentieth century, this residential area increasingly became surrounded by large commercial and industrial zones.