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1999 Historic Homes Tour: The Marmalade Hill Neighborhood

Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:51
1999htwebUtah Heritage Foundation's 1999 Historic Homes Tour featured an eclectic array of nine vintage homes and two converted historic meetinghouses over two days on May 15 and 16 in the historic Marmalade Hill neighborhood in the Capitol Hill Historic District. These historic homes reflect the early pioneer residents' mastery, insight and resourcefulness. The diverse array of architectural styles may be a result of the originators being artisans, designers and builders.

Fruit orchards imported and planted by early residents have given the area its unique name. The chaotic layout of the small trianngular area is distinguished by steep narrow streets. Although water was not easily accessible before 1880, this was a popular residential location because of its proximity to downtown, among other things.

Architectural styles vary from early simplistic styles to Carpenter Gothic to those in the late Victorian Era. Within a single block are almost as many styles as can be found in the entire Avenues Historic District.

Utah Heritage Foundation was excited to share this fabulous area.