Salt Lake City

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Yalecrest // 2005 National Register

The Yalecrest Historic District is located on the East Bench of the City. It is locally significant both architecturally and historically, for its association with residential development of the East Bench. Yalecrest was built out quickly with 22 subdivisions platted from 1910 to 1938 and contains houses that reflect the popular styles of the era, largely period revival cottages in English Tudor and English Cottage styles. Examples from Yalecrest are used to illustrate period revival styles in the only statewide architectural style manual. It is associated with local real estate developers who shaped the patterns of growth of the East Bench of Salt Lake City in the twentieth century.

Locally, the district is known as “Harvard-Yale.” This district is remarkably visually cohesive with uniform setbacks, historic houses of the same era with comparable massing and landscaping, and the streets are lined with mature trees. The district contains a great concentration of architecturally significant period revival cottages and bungalows, which were designed by renowned architects and builders of Utah. The resources found in this district contribute to the history of the residential East Bench development of Salt Lake City.