National Register #89001736
555 East 100 South
Salt Lake City
The Armista Apartments building is one of over 180 urban apartment buildings constructed in Salt Lake City during the first three decades of the twentieth
century, a period of unprecedented expansion and urbanization. Over sixty percent of those buildings are either listed or eligible for listing in
Urban apartments are significant as a distinct and important type of residential building in the city. Apartments are remarkably
consistent with one another in terms of building plan, height, roof type, materials, and stylistic features. They were a
new and distinct type of early 20th century residential building associated with the rapid urbanization of Salt Lake City
which spurred the construction of two opposing types of housing: urban apartments and suburban homes.
Suburban homes represent a rejection of urban conditions. Apartments, on the other hand, document the accommodation of builders and residents to
the realities of crowded living conditions and high land values.
View the National Register Nomination Form
and accompanying photographs for the Armista Apartments.