We document history one image at a time.


Our particular interests are roadside motels, vintage apartment buildings, old highways, cafes, theaters, beauty shops, neighborhood markets, neon signs, and ghost signs. We especially love the early 20th century. We do historical research, photograph items with compelling stories, edit and publish articles and books, and make presentations to promote an appreciation of history in all its forms.

LISA MICHELE CHURCH WILL SIGN HER BOOK “Historic Apartments of Salt Lake City” on September 14, 2019 2 p.m. at The King’s English Bookshop!! https://www.kingsenglish.com/events

RELENTLESS HISTORY will have a vendor booth at the Utah State History Conference on September 27, 2019 - come see our projects!


“History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.” -JFK

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The mom-and-pop motels along western highways in the mid-20th century exemplified the beginnings of a tourism industry that came to define the west. We collect their postcards, photos, and stories.

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Salt Lake City contains many beautiful examples of early apartment buildings with whimsical names and lovely architecture. We collect residents’ stories, photograph exteriors and interiors, and lead walking tours to appreciate this elegant streetscape.

Click here to read our recent article in “DOWNTOWN the MAGAZINE on the historic apartments!

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Recent Books & Articles:

Our newly-published book is now available for sale at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City!!! The book documents more than 120 Salt Lake City apartment buildings of the early 20th century with photographs and stories. There is a book signing event on Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Bookshop at 2 p.m. and a one hour walking tour of some historic apartments on Friday September 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Visit https://www.kingsenglish.com/ for more details!