“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. …

Certified Local Government Program—Spring City CLG Grant Project

Alena Franco History Main Blog

By Alena Franco, CLG Coordinator The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is designed to promote historic preservation at the local level. This is a federal program (through the National Park Service) that is administered by the Utah State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) located within the Utah Division of State History.  …

Chinese Railroad Workers Teacher’s Workshop

Amy Barry History Main Blog

By Chris Merritt, Ph.D., Utah Division of State History and Erin Huber, Visual Artist, West Lake STEM Junior High  The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah hosted a week-long teacher’s workshop (as part of their Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops program) for educators in honor of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. …

Point A to B

Katie Barber History Main Blog

by Katie Barber Katie excelled during her internship with State History, so we hired her for the summer. How often do you think about where you are in the world? This isn’t some great metaphysical question. I am referring to your present physical location, your exact geographic place on Earth, …