Master Surveyor Henry G. Sherwood: A Response to the 1847 Plat Map Forum in the Utah Historical Quarterly

Jedediah Rogers History Main Blog, UHQ Blog, Utah Historical Society

By Kristine Shorey Forbes The recent discovery of a sheepskin map purported to be the original plat of Salt Lake City created by LDS surveyor savant Henry G. Sherwood less than two weeks after Brigham Young arrived in the valley has brought this long-forgotten grandfather of Zion back into the …

Juvenile Joyriding

Amy Barry History Main Blog

By Melissa Coy, Digitization Program Specialist On the night of October 23, 1909, “boys with aspirations for a joy ride” stole a car, drove it around for “a few hours hitting the high places”, and then ditched it on State Street and 10th South in Salt Lake City. “While they …

“Recent Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Projects – More Exciting Than It Sounds!”

Kevin Fayles History Main Blog, Uncategorized

By Amber Anderson, Tax Credit Coordinator Two properties in Salt Lake City were recently awarded historic rehabilitation tax credits! Both properties received the federal income tax credit, while one also received the state-level credit. Projects that receive federal tax credits are considered “substantial rehabilitations” and follow historic preservation-minded design requirements. …

Design Through Time: A History of Military Gravestone Design

Amy Barry History Main Blog

By Amy Barry, Utah Cemetery & Burials Program Manager Marking burials with gravestones has always had a myriad of meanings. The more modern connotation has reflected European traditions ingrained in America’s immigrants. It wasn’t until the 19th century that gravestones did more than reflect the final resting place of someone. …