Preservation Conference 2010
The 2010 Utah Preservation Conference, Architecture in Focus, set its sights upon the integration of the most recent generation of historic sites and structures – those that our fathers built – with those that our grandfathers built such as the Bungalows, Victorians, and Pioneer-era structures.
With the evolution of technology comes an art form – photography – that is available to most people. Photography is a medium that is an accessible, affordable format with digital cameras everywhere you turn that can produce instant results. And nearly every building has some eye-catching detail inspiring a photograph – and thus it is captured for the ages. Just as photography has progressed, so has preservation technology. 2011's conference education sessions highlight the intersection between new technological innovation, the progression of decision-making process, and the demand for preservation to keep pace.
To see the art in modern architecture, we invited you to join an excited cadre of movie goers from around the state at the 2010 Utah Preservation Conference for the Utah premiere of Visual Acoustics: the Modernism of Julius Shulman. See how the medium of photography and architecture naturally intertwine and offer rare glimpses into a world that continue to be extremely relevant and effectual to our everyday lifestyle and the built environment around us. We know you'll be inspired by Shulman's work, better understanding why preserving places like he's captured is so important for future generations.
Our Conference will get you the tools you can use at home, right away.
Presentation of the 2010 Utah Preservation Conference was made possible through the support of these generous sponsors.
Utah's largest convocation of historic preservationists - those who own and treasure historic structures; those who work in architecture, design, structural engineering and the building trades; government officials; and those who simply love history - is only possible through the generous support of the following sponsors. Each listing is linked to that sponsor's website (when available), where you can find out more. Our deepest appreciation to the sponsors of the 2010 Utah Preservation Conference!
Utah Heritage Foundation kicked off our fourth annual Utah Preservation Conference with the Utah premiere of Eric Bricker's documentary Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. The film, along with an introduction and question and answer period with Mr. Bricker, the film's director, screened at the Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium on April 29 at 7 PM. Previous to the screening, at 6:30 PM, we announced and displayed the winning photographs from our "For the Love of MOD" Mid-Century Modern Photography Contest. Opening Night festivities were free and open to the public. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Good news if you missed the Utah premiere, though. At our panel discussion, Eric Bricker announced the film had it's television premiere on May 24 at 6 PM MDT on the Sundance Channel. The film was also released on DVD that day, and is available for purchase now. Click below for the movie trailer, more information about the film, Julius Shulman, and our Utah Preservation Conference.
Congratulations to our winners!
Second Place: Paul McMullin, Zion Park Motel, 865 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale.
Third Place: Guy Wheelwright, Pacific Northwest Pipeline/Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 315 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, built 1958-59 by Slack and David Winburn.
Utah Heritage Foundation held its annual Historic Homes Tour on May 1, 2010, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City.
Characterized by tree-lined streets and some of the city's earliest traffic circles, the earliest part of Federal Heights features homes from a few major style periods: the late Victorian era, Period Revival styles, the Arts & Crafts/Craftsman/Bungalow period, and even Modern styles. Consistently desirable as home to community leaders, these houses have been adapted for modern living by excellent stewards. Several are featured on our tour this year.
Please read below for more information about the lost and found items, ticket prices, homes, and other details.
Get your preservation juices flowing at a lively breakfast roundtable discussion about what is happening in your community. Get advice from other communities about tough issues and you give your input and guidance on the future of preservation programs for Utah. Find out what a Certified Local Government is and how they can help your preservation project. All attendees welcome. CLG representatives, preservation commissioners, and planners are encouraged to participate.