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HERITAGE FOUNDATION PUTS SUGAR HOUSE SITES ON LIST

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The Utah Heritage Foundation has issued the first quarterly update of its priority list, which includes endangered historic properties and historic preservation issues.

The Carl Winter School in Park City and North Temple/Avenues historic properties that would have been affected by a proposal to construct a North Temple interchange were removed from the list."We are pleased that Park City and Salt Lake City residents and government officials concluded that preserving these landmarks is important for their communities," said Cathleen Clark, president of the foundation's board of trustees.

Added to the list are two Sugar House properties - Irving Commons and the Forest Dale Golf Course clubhouse.

The foundations updated top 10 list is as follows:

-Brigham Young Academy, Provo. Raising $800,000 to save this cultural, civic and educational landmark remains a major challenge of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation.

-Block 57 historic buildings, Salt Lake City. In spite of recommmendations of Salt Lake's Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team, the Block 57 architects, the Salt Lake Historic Landmarks Commission, Salt Lake Planning Commission, Utah Heritage Foundation and other downtown interests, opponents continue to pressure city officials to level every Block 57 building, including those listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

-Downtown Ogden. While the Egyptian Theatre Foundation has reorganized and facade improvements are to begin soon, tenants for other downtown historic properties must be found or else Ogden's recent penchant for using the wrecking ball will continue, the Utah Heritage Foundation says.

-West One Bank Building, 200 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City.

-Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City. A major victory was won when federal legislation was recently passed calling for the orderly transition of fort property to the University of Utah.

-Uintah Tabernacle, Vernal. Although a feasibility study has concluded that preserving this structure is economically viable, city officials are debating whether to allocate funds for restoration.

-Irving Commons, Sugar House. The former Irving School has languished for several years under various owners and various development plans.

-Forest Dale Golf Course clubhouse, Sugar House. The 84-year-old Forest Dale clubhouse was the first such facility build for the golfing community in Utah. Designed by noted Utah architect Frederick Hale in mission-style architecture, it has been regarded as worthy for preservation by a neighborhood group, some golfers and preservationists.

-Earthquake preparedness, statewide.

-Wilson Farmstead, Sandy.