Marmalade Hill Historic District
Salt Lake City's Marmalade Hill Historic District was named so because early street names reflected the fruit-bearing plants and trees imported and planted there by its early residents. Marmalade is a small triangular area bounded by 300 North on the south, 500 North on the north, Center Street on the east, and Quince Street, the district's "Main Street", on the west. Settled in the early days of Salt Lake City, the Marmalade District is distinguished from other neighborhoods by steep, narrow, angular streets, mature landscaping and a surprising variety of vintage residential buildings. Within a single one-block area are almost as many styles of architecture as exist in the entire Avenues Historic District. Moreover, many buildings are considered to be among Utah's best examples of certain types of architecture.
Today, the neighborhood stands as a modest, well-preserved, monument to the skill, taste, and resourcefulness of its pioneer inhabitants. Excellent examples of Utah's early architecture in Marmalade Hill include the John Platts House at 364 Quince Street, the Carpenter-Gothic-style Thomas Quayle House at 355 Quince Street, the vernacular Queen Anne-style Reverend John D. Nutting House at 161 West 400 North, and the more formal Italianate-style Morrow-Taylor House at 390 Quince Street. Built in 1890, the 19th Ward Meetinghouse is an eclectic example of Victorian architecture that exhibits unique features such as the onion-shaped dome and onion-topped pillars, which was a departure from the uniformity exhibited by earlier LDS meetinghouse architecture.
For more information or for a guidebook, call Utah Heritage Foundation at 801-533-0858.
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