In my exploration of Utah one name that comes up over and over again is Richard Kletting, he designed many of the gorgeous homes and buildings I find and document.

I decided to start this page as a collection of the places I’ve documented that had his name attached.



Named After Him

  • Kletting Park (Salt Lake City)
  • Kletting Peak (Uintas)

Richard Karl August Kletting, “Dean of Utah Architects,” helped to change the face of turn-of-the-century Salt Lake City. He was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, on 1 July 1858 to Joseph and Wilhelmina Kletting, and was one of their sixteen children. Kletting’s ambition to become an architect began when he was fifteen, when he worked in a stone yard, gaining experience in cutting stones. At the age of sixteen, he became a junior draftsman in government engineering offices on railroad construction work. Kletting later traveled to Paris, where he became well-schooled in modern architecture.(*)