Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood is one of the more historical areas in the city. It stretches quite a distance, from around the University of Utah area to downtown Salt Lake City. And while I didn't cover the entire neighborhood (just two streets), I did walk a good length of the neighborhood toward downtown.
There a lot of photos, but hope you like 'em...
As you can see, fall is definitely in the air.
The streets were fairly quiet in the early afternoon.
A lot of older homes, many of which you wouldn't expect in Salt Lake City.
Of course the neighborhood is littered with small, locally owned business.
The general housing stock in the Avenues, most built in the late 1800s, as this was the early residential area for Mormon pioneers.
The name of the Avenues comes from the fact every east/west street is named 1st Av, 2nd Av, 3rd Av, etc. It's also nicknamed the Alphabet Streets, since every north/west street is named after a letter in the alphabet. This is 2nd Avenue and R Street.
Looking down R Street.
A corner store.
By the 1970s, the Avenues neighborhood had really fallen on hard times. With the suburban boom, and the fact many of the homes were not big enough for the typically larger LDS families, many Mormons moved to the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. It wasn't until the late 80s, early 90s, that the neighborhood was revitalized by out of state couples and, believe it or not, a large gay community. Today, the Avenues is often seen as the most liberal area of Salt Lake City because of this change in demographics. A stark contrast from the earlier pioneer days.
Looking down 2nd Avenue toward downtown. You can see the LDS Church Office Building peaking over head.
You'll notice a lot of these signs, Salt Lake's mayoral election is underway. Ralph Becker, a city planner and Democrat, so far has a wide lead over Dave Buhler.
A lot of mature trees in this area. Which creates an awesome fall scene.
Since The Avenues are in the hills above Salt Lake, there are a ton of hills.
Victorians make up a lot of homes in this neighborhood.
The Swedish Church.
One of the Cathedral of the Madeleine's towers poking through.
Some older apartments, scattered throughout.
Kids playing at the Madeleine School.
Some row houses.
Toward the Cathedral.
The front of the Cathedral, seen from South Temple.
The closer you get to downtown, the more it changes into apartments.
Gates to the Madeleine School.
Church Office Building.
The eastern part of downtown Salt Lake.
Hillcrest area of The Avenues.
No arm guy...heh.
Upper part of downtown Salt Lake's skyline rising above the neighborhood.
The Cathedral is pretty much the dominant structure in the Avenues.
Backs of apartments with the Salt Lake Police Station.
LDS Temple and other downtown buildings.
Some more apartments.
First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake.
This reminds me of the movie Halloween.
And there you have it.