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Preservation Organizations


The Auerbach Department Store on 300 S. and State St., SLC, in 1935.



Certified Local Government (CLG) Program
This program provides matching grants for local historic preservation projects.

CLG Database

Find Certified Local Governments and contact persons.

Preservation Utah (formerly Utah Heritage Foundation)
A private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 with the mission to keep history alive, not for preservation alone, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future. Their programs include low-interest loans for rehabilitation, preservation easements to protect property, advocacy to save historic sites, public education programs and events, heritage education for teachers and children, and Salt Lake Modern. Utah Heritage Foundation operates Memorial House in Memory Grove Park. They also have volunteer opportunities to get involved in historic preservation throughout the state.

National Organizations

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Ever since it was founded in 1949, the National Trust has shown how preservation can play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life. This web site is another step in that ongoing process.

The National Park Service
“Discover History” is a showcase of the many programs and talents from the Cultural Resources Division of the National Park Service. Discover the people and cultures, historic and prehistoric places, structures, and objects that make up the vast American landscape.

The National Park Service II
Technical Preservation Services of National Park Service provides a broad range of products and services, educational guidance, financial assistance and incentives, and technical information.

The Vernacular Architecture Forum 
The Vernacular Architecture Forum was formed in 1980 to encourage the study and preservation of informative and valuable material resources such as traditional domestic and agricultural buildings, industrial and commercial structures, twentieth-century suburban houses, settlement patterns, and cultural landscapes.

The Society of Architectural Historians
Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage.

Trust for Architectural Easements
Trust for Architectural Easements is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that is dedicated to preserving our nation’s historic buildings and sites through the acceptance and responsible management of historic preservation conservation easements, including facade, interior space, and lost development rights conservation

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
This alliance aims to build strong local preservation programs through education, advocacy, and training. Representing preservation design review commissions, it provides technical support, information networking, and advocacy.