Salt Lake Modern Tour: Olympus Cove

Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
View of Mt. Olympus from the center of the Salt Lake Valley in the 1920s.

View of Mt. Olympus from the center of the Salt Lake Valley in the 1920s.

Tour Description Salt Lake Modern is hosting a tour of privately-owned residences from the mid-century period in the Olympus Cove neighborhood in Salt Lake County.  Development above Wasatch Drive started in the early 1950s as new construction technology allowed expansion up the east bench and the city’s growth demanded additional space for development. Tickets $15 in advance (before COB Wednesday, June 5) $15 for Utah Heritage Foundation/Salt Lake Modern members $20 on the day of the tour $25 combination ticket for Salt Lake Modern and Annual Historic Homes Tour on May 11 Advance ticket sales ended.  Will call pick up and day-of-tour tickets for purchase will be at tour headquarters at the Adonis LDS Chapel at 4176 S. Adonis Dr. (3960 East). Sponsors The Salt Lake Modern Tour: Olympus Cove is generously sponsored by: cityHOMEcollective Forsey’s Furniture Galleries Imbue Design Henriksen/Butler Pollard Architects Utah Heritage Foundation Organization Sponsors: Big-D Construction Continued Support: Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Fund Our tours are the largest public outreach opportunity offered by Salt Lake Modern, reaching thousands of interested constituents through the event, collateral materials, and marketing.  If your business or organization would like to sponsor the tour, contact Kirk Huffaker via email or at (801) 533-0858 ext. 105.

Tour Information

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 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.

10 responses to “Salt Lake Modern Tour: Olympus Cove”

  1. Isaac says:

    Are you guys still needing volunteers for this event? Because I will love to help.

  2. Barbara Kahl says:

    I just tried to buy a ticket for this Saturday’s tour of Olympus Cove homes and a membership as well. I did this twice b/c I did not get any feed back that my purchase had gone through. Please let me know if I was successful and also if there are 2 purchases, please cancel the second.

    • Brett G says:

      Unfortunately, neither ticket purchase or membership went through. If you want to call our offices today (Thursday, June 6) we may be able to help you out. Otherwise, you can get your membership and $15 tickets on Saturday at the tour headquarters at the LDS meetinghouse at 4176 Adonis Drive.

  3. Kirk says:

    Isaac, we do not need any more volunteers for Saturday. Thanks for your interest. If you’d like, I could put you on the list to volunteer next time.

  4. Eric says:

    How many homes will be available to tour?

  5. Marilyn Nowell-Bown says:

    Hi Kirk,
    My husband & I now back in town & wish to purchase advance tickets for tomorrow’s tour at $15 each. Please advise. Thanks,

  6. Steven says:

    Is the event a 5 hour tour, or would I be able to see all the houses in a smaller time frame such as coming around 1:30 – 3.?
    I was just referred your site and have always been fascinated with the modern designs of the 40s-70s.

    Thanks so much for putting this on!

  7. Steven says:

    Sorry, I just saw that it would take 2 hours thanks- I should have read. 🙂

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