Mrs. Backer’s Pastry Shop
434 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
This shop opened in 1941 and has been a classic in Salt Lake ever since, the vintage neon signs really stand out.
Richfield Presbyterian Church and School
This mission chapel was erected in 1880 as part of the efforts of the Reverend Duncan McMillan to evangelize central Utah. Originally located on Main Street, the building was torn down and rebuilt at this location in 1937/38. This church also symbolizes a historic decision by the Protestant churches of Utah not to compete with each other in areas where their numbers were few, but to unite as a community church to serve all denominations.
Located at 46 E 200 S in Richfield, Utah
Growing up in Utah it was common to hear about Emo’s Grave, how people would go there and circle it chanting the name and have things appear.
Legions of Salt Lake City’s high school boys have terrified their girlfriends — gallantly offering to protect the girls by holding them close, of course — by the legend of “Emo’s Grave.”
If you circle that grave in the City Cemetery, they say, chanting “Emo, Emo, Emo,” and then look quickly into the window at the shattered remains of a vandalized flower urn, you will see Emo’s blood-red eyes glowing back at you.
The name on the monument is “Moritz.” And while you can find 400 Web pages devoted to “Emo,” a decent biography of the fine man that monument honors is lacking.
This house built of brick, sandstone foundation, interior lath and plaster walls, and wood moldings exemplifies Murray City 20th Century architecture.
Originally constructed for Arthur Townsend, Murray City Mayor (1930-1931), it provided convenient access to the Murray Mercantile, which Arthur founded in 1900.
Sold by the Townsend family years later, the property was used as a rental until purchased and restored by its owner in 1990.
The home boasts of sliding pocket doors, hardwood floors, ten-foot ceilings, period light fixtures, and an iron claw-foot tub.
Exterior brick, cedar roof, and front porch have been restored.
Located at 4843 South Poplar Street in Murray, Utah