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  • A Look Back: Salt Lake’s only Recorded Tornado August 11, 1999

    Posted on August 25th, 2010 admin No comments

    Resulted in 1 death, Tore off the Delta Center roof, Destroyed the Sun private club, Damaged the Capitol grounds, Severe Damage to Memory Grove park, and tore off several roofs in the Avenues.  Believed to be an F2.

  • Virtual Tour of Salt Lake’s City Creek Project

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 admin No comments

    This is either the conceptual tour of  Salt Lake City’s new City Creek development or a sneak peak at GTA 6.

  • A Look Back: 2007 Implosion of Key Bank Tower Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 21st, 2010 admin No comments

    20 story tower at 50 S. Main, demolished to make way for the City Creek development
    August 2007.

  • More accolades for Salt Lake City

    Posted on July 29th, 2010 admin No comments

    Just a few of the more recent recognitions bestowed on Salt Lake City.

  • Which Salt Lake school would my kids attend?

    Posted on June 24th, 2010 admin No comments

    salt lake school district_map

    This map shows the boundaries of the Salt Lake School District  and the individual neighborhood school boundaries.  It is from the Salt Lake School District website which provides some great information for parents moving into or around the city.
    You will need to use the zoom feature on your pdf viewer to see the details.  If you still have questions about which school to attend, call them at 801.578.8243.

  • Some great references for Salt Lake history

    Posted on June 11th, 2010 admin No comments

    I can recommend these books to learn more about the history of your Salt Lake neighborhood or your home’s architecture. Most are probably out of print. The downtown Sam Wellers bookstore is a good place to start. You may find your property pictured here.

    Seeing Salt Lake City: The Legacy of the Shipler Photographers.
    Barnett
    2000 Signature Books

    The Avenues of Salt Lake City
    Haglund & Notarianni
    1980 Utah State Historical Society

    Neighborhoods: A guide to communities along the Wasatch Front and beyond
    Condon
    1997 Newspaper Agency Corp

    Utah’s Historic Architecture, 1847-1940
    Carter & Goss
    1988 Utah State Historical Society

    Images of America Salt Lake City
    Topping & Ferguson
    2009 Utah State Historical Society

    The Savage View: Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon Photographer
    Richards
    1995 Carl Muntz Pub.

    The Utah Photographs of George Edward Anderson
    Francis
    1979 University of Nebraska Press

    Welcoming the World: A History of Salt Lake
    Sillitoe
    1996 Salt Lake County

    Bungalow Colors: Exteriors
    Schweitzer
    2002 Gibbs Smith

  • 36 hours in Salt Lake City from the New York Times

    Posted on June 5th, 2010 admin No comments

    They like us.  They really like us.

    June 6, 2010 New York Times

  • Hello world!

    Posted on May 24th, 2010 admin No comments

    Well, here we go.

    Martinis will be a blog of Salt Lake real estate facts and follies.  Never too dry.  Just a crisp taste of life in the city of salt, served straight up with a twist.