Salt Lake Modern’s Tour of St. Mary’s Neighborhood

Saturday, June 16, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

After our successful tour of the Ron Molen-designed Westshire neighborhood in West Valley in October 2010, Salt Lake Modern is hosting a tour of four private mid-century modern homes in the St. Mary’s and Oak Hills Neighborhoods of Salt Lake City.  Named for St. Mary’s of the Wasatch Academy, the private Catholic girls school that stood in the neighborhood for more than fifty years, St. Mary’s and Oak Hills developed rapidly in the mid-century era as new construction technology and affordability allowed  Salt Lake City to expand up the east bench above Foothill Drive.

Salt Lake Modern’s Tour of St. Mary’s is generously sponsored by: Event Sponsors

Architectural Solutions/Poliform SLC City Home Collective Sparano + Mooney Architecture The Green Ant Utah Heritage Foundation Organizational Sponsors Big-D Construction The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation Zions Bank  Our tours are the largest public outreach opportunity offered by Salt Lake Modern, reaching thousands of people through the event, it’s collateral materials, and advertising.   If your company or group would like to sponsor the tour, contact Executive Director Kirk Huffaker via email or  phone at (801) 533-0858 ext. 105. Advance ticket sales have ended!  Tickets only available at tour headquarters at 2795 East Crestview Drive. Cost: $15 in advance (before Wednesday, June 13 at COB) $15 for Utah Heritage Foundation/Salt Lake Modern members $20 on the day of the tour All persons who walk must have a ticket. We do not mail the tickets prior to the event, and all advance and day-of ticket purchasers must pick up their tour brochure(s) at our tour headquarters before going on the tour. The tour is an all-weather, rain-or-shine event and there are no refunds for unused tickets.

Tour Information

Tour attendees will be provided shoe covers to be worn inside all homes; attendees may also visit the homes in socks, but not barefoot.  All homes are private residences and are only available to tour during the time and day of our tour. We will not reveal the names of the building owners.  Nor will we reveal the addresses of homes prior to the tour. Photography is permitted only outside the homes and is prohibited inside.  The tour will take approximately two hours to visit all buildings.  Walking between all houses should only be undertaken by those willing and able to navigate steep terrain.  Attendees are not required to visit all the buildings, and may go to each one at their leisure during open hours. Salt Lake Modern does not guarantee that the buildings on this tour are ADA accessible.  All dogs, including service dogs, are not allowed on the tour.  It is strongly recommended that those that require ADA access be prepared for difficult circumstances including not being able to access certain areas of each building. Headquarters and Parking Tour headquarters will be located on June 16 in a tent on the lawn at the Monument Park 17th Ward building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 2795 East Crestview Drive.   Parking is available in the building’s lot, or in safe, legal locations on the street.

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3 responses to “Salt Lake Modern’s Tour of St. Mary’s Neighborhood”

  1. Matthew says:

    I’d love to be there. Looking forward to the details.

  2. Valarie Carman says:

    I am closing on a Ron Molen Westshire next week, I am interested in volunteering for this event. Please contact me.



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