Salt Lake City is known for many things: our snow [the greatest on Earth, I’m told], our penchant for the great outdoors, our somewhat unorthodox liquor laws. One thing to add to that list: our rad-as-hell local neighborhoods. From Ensign Downs to the Cove, the salty citizens of SLC rep our ‘hoods hard and with lots o’ love.
Our affinity for Salt Lake’s streets runs deep, and it’s wholeheartedly shared by our brothers and sisters at the Utah Heritage Foundation [an organization that’s solidly championing the art of preservation in SLC]. Since 1971, the UHF has been putting on their annual Historic Homes Tour and spotlighting a different Salt Lake neighborhood each year. By our count, this year marks #43 [our limited math skill set does include addition and subtraction], and the district of choice is...drumroll, please...Marmalade! The scrumptious streets of Marmalade have been chosen due to the their “architecturally diverse nature” and those “20th century urban pioneers who are preserving the area”. The 2014 Historic Homes Tour takes place Saturday, May 10th from 10 am - 5 pm, so get your tickets in advance for a sweet little discount. Oh, and if you happen to be in the market for some do-goodin’, the UHF is happily accepting volunteers for the illuminating event. A few of us will be there, welcoming you lovingly to the homes in question. We can’t wait to see the sweetness ol’ Marmalade doles out. This neighborhood is the jam.
Historic Homes Tour, Marmalade | Saturday, May 10th, 10:00am - 5:00pm | Tour HQ, 413 N. West Capitol Street
Purchase tickets here until May 9th, 3:00pm | $20 in advance or $25 on day of tour