Two Utahs: The Vernacular Architecture Forum in Salt Lake City, 2017

Mike Walker
Jun 30, 2017 · 11 min read
Main Street, Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake City’s prosperity shines through all decades of its architecture, including this splendid mid-twentieth century signage for a jeweler downtown.
Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Mural at 915 SW Jefferson Street, Salt Lake City.
Some of the booklets the VAF produced for the conference and its tours.
Our VAF tour group assembled and waiting to leave on a walking tour of the Central Ninth neighborhood.
Flying into or out of Salt Lake City, witnessing the agricultural interventions on the land—and the success thereof—first dreamed of by Mormon pioneers cannot help but leave a powerful impression.
Image of a “Deseret Second Book”, or child’s primer, in the Deseret alphabet. Note the inclusion of both the Salt Lake City Temple and a beehive in the cover artwork. Image courtesy of Wikicommons under general educational creative commons license.
Reflections in a downtown office building’s front windows. The large display screen in the lobby plays vistas of the state’s national and state parks.
The Clift Building.
Restaurants, such as Stanza Italian Bistro seen here, have helped fuel the revival of many SLC neighborhoods.
The Romanesque Revival McCune Mansion.
The reception at the McCune Mansion.
The light rail system of Salt Lake City has been a key part of the success of the city.
Downtown aglow in the night.
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