Salt Lake City Presents: The House That the Women Built

THE HISTORIC LADIES’ LITERARY CLUB BUILDING IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR A NATIONAL COMPETITION BETWEEN 20 CITIES TO RECEIVE CRITICAL FUNDING FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

VOTE FOR CLUBHOUSE DAILY

Sept 24-Oct 29, 2019

ACCESSIBILITY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY!

Grant funding will be used to restore the century-old sinking front porch and stairs with the addition of an ADA wheelchair ramp and service lift making the Clubhouse truly accessible to all communities for the first time in history.

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Partners in Preservation: Main Streets

“This year, to mark the upcoming 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020, the campaign will have a special emphasis on historic buildings and sites that celebrate the contributions of women in Main Street communities across America, both historic and modern day. Through this, Partners in Preservation will seek to uncover and raise awareness of women's often-unrecognized contributions to American history and society.”

What is Historic Preservation?

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Project Sponsor: Better Days 2020

Examine the past. Enrich the present. Change the future.
— Better Days 2020
Thanks to efforts led by Better Days 2020, this statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman elected state senator in the country, will be sent to DC on behalf of Utah. Image: Julia Ritchey/KUER

Thanks to efforts led by Better Days 2020, this statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman elected state senator in the country, will be sent to DC on behalf of Utah. Image: Julia Ritchey/KUER

"It’s time to tell our story. The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of women first voting in Utah and the modern nation. It also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women’s suffrage throughout the United States, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, protecting voting rights of women and men of racial minorities. Better Days 2020 believes that by popularizing Utah’s history in creative and communal ways, we can challenge Utahns to live up to this great legacy of women's advocacy." -Better Days 2020
 

Project Sponsor: Preservation Utah

"Preservation Utah's mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future. We preserve, promote and protect Utah's historic built environment through public awareness, advocacy and active preservation." -Preservation Utah
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Image of former Ladies’ Literary Club member in front of project board for restoration grant in 1966. Image courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society.

Image of former Ladies’ Literary Club member in front of project board for restoration grant in 1966. Image courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society.

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