Guide to the Utah National Register of Historic Places,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: National Register of Historic Place (Utah)
Title: Utah National Register of Historic Places
Dates: 1970-1979 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 165
Summary: The collection consists of the nomination forms for Utah buildings that have been placed upon the National Register of historic places. The papers are organized by county.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Material in English 

Historical Note

The National Register of Historic Places is operating through the National Park Service. As part of a national effort to locate, evaluate, and preserve America's historical and archaeological resources, the program is authorized under the National Historical Preservation Act. To achieve its purpose, the National Register maintains an official list of America's historic places and structures. As a result of being listed, these historic sites gain national recognition and eligibility for Federal and other preservation aid.

Nominations for historic sites are made by the various State Historic Preservation Officers. These officers must use a standardized criterion to determine if a place qualifies as a historic site. Usually the site must be associated with either a significant historical event or person, or must be representative of a specific historic/artistic period or style. For the most part, cemeteries, birthplaces, graves, or religious structures are not eligible for consideration by the National Register unless the site or structure has a significant historic meaning beyond its primary function. Furthermore, the historical events associated with a site must have occurred more than fifty years earlier. (This time limit can be waived if the site has an extraordinary historic significance.)

Logan has a number of structures that are listed in the National Register. For example, the Center Street Historic District has many historical structures, including the Cache County Courthouse, the LDS Temple, and St. John's Episcopal Church. These structures demonstrates a variety of architectural styles, such as Neoclassical (Courthouse), Richardson Romanesque (Temple), and Gothic (St. John's). Most of the commercial buildings and houses located within the Historic District were built in a Victorian Style that was popular in the 1870s.

Other historic sites in the state of Utah include the Park City Commercial Historic District, which is one of the best preserved mining towns in Utah. Also, Salt Lake County is home to many historic structures including the Utah State Capitol Building, the Cathedral of the Madeleine, and the Denver & Rio Grande Depot.

Content Description

This collection contains data on buildings and historic sites that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the state of Utah. The collection is arranged mainly by county, with the exception of the larger cities which have individual files.>

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Utah National Register of Historic Places must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Utah National Register of Historic Places, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 165, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by county.

Processing Note :  

Processed in May of 2000

Acquisition Information :  

Acquisition information is unknown.

Bibliography :  Sources:
  • Guidelines for Completing National Register of Historic Places Forms> , 1986 (I 29.76/3:16)

Detailed Description of the Collection

Beaver County - Salt Lake City
1 1 Beaver County Undated
1 2 Box Elder County Undated
1 3 Carbon County Undated
1 4 Davis County Undated
1 5 Daggett County Undated
1 6 Duchesne County Undated
1 7 Emery County Undated
1 8 Garfield County Undated
1 9 Grand County Undated
1 10 Iron County Undated
1 11 Juab County Undated
1 12 Kane County Undated
1 13 Logan Undated
1 14 Millard County Undated
1 15 Park City Undated
1 16 Provo Undated
1 17 Rich County Undated
1 18-21 Salt Lake City Undated

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Salt Lake County - Scandinavian Pair House
2 1-2 Salt Lake County Undated
2 3 San Juan County Undated
2 4 Sevier County Undated
2 5 Summit County Undated
2 6 Tooele County Undated
2 7 Uintah County Undated
2 8 Utah County Undated
2 9 Wasatch County Undated
2 10 Wayne County Undated
2 11 Weber County Undated
2 12 Ogden Undated
2 13 Washington County Undated
2 14 Bureau of Land Management Undated
2 15 The Scandinavian-American Pair-House in Utah Undated

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    • Subject Terms :
    • Historic buildings--Utah.
    • Historic sites--Utah.
    • Historic sites--Utah--Washington County.

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