Books & Articles

"Sunlight and Shadow, The Page Ranch Story" by Lisa Michele Church - This book tells the story of how this 1858 homestead ranch was settled along the Old Spanish Trail. It is on a lonely dirt road but was once a thriving way station. The Victorian mansion built and elegantly furnished by the Page family is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although the property is not currently used, we are always looking for ways to preserve it. Click here to read the book and see hundreds of photos documenting the mansion and its contents, along with the families who lived there. Special thanks to Washington County Historical Society for the free download.

Page Ranch in the early 1930s, near Pinto in southwestern Utah

Page Ranch in the early 1930s, near Pinto in southwestern Utah

historic salt Lake city apartment buildings

“Historic Salt Lake City Apartment Buildings” by Lisa Michele Church - A visual record of every early 20th century apartment building in downtown Salt Lake City. It contains a photograph of each building with a grid from State Street to University Street and from 400 South to Third Avenue. There are more than 100 buildings included, some with stories about the residents, owners, builders, and architects. It is a valuable story of a time and place in Salt Lake’s history. We are having a book signing at The King’s English Bookshop on September 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. Books are on sale there now!

Castle Heights Apartments, Salt Lake City

Castle Heights Apartments, Salt Lake City

Slideshows from a few of our recent presentations

Road Trip! Utah’s Historic Roadside Motels - Click here.

Motels Go to the Moon - Click here.

KSL story on Utah Motels - Click here.

Tour of Vintage Salt Lake Apartments - Click here.

Page Ranch - Preserving a Treasure - Click here.

Panguitch Brick-Making 1878-1938 - Click here.