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Pleasant Grove Historic Commission

The Pleasant Grove Historic Preservation Commission was established by the Mayor of Pleasant Grove and the City Council. The purpose of the commission is to document, preserve, and help restore historic buildings and historic sites.

Pleasant Grove History Books

A three-volume history of Pleasant Grove was published in honor of the city’s sesquicentennial in 2005. They are available for sale at City Hall (70 South 100 East).

The price per volume is:

  • Volume 1: $26
  • Volume 2: Currently sold out. However, a reprint is planned soon.
  • Volume 3: $15

Walking Tour Booklet and App

Pleasant Grove has 145 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To find out more about our historic neighborhoods and buildings, take a walking tour.

We have three tools to help you get out and enjoy our beautiful city:

Walking Tour Booklet

The booklet, “Historic Architecture and Sites of Pleasant Grove” is available for purchase at City Hall for $3.

Walking Tour App

To download a walking tour app of Pleasant Grove, go to Google Play or Apple app store and download "Utah Heritage Walks." Then find "Pleasant Grove" from among those listed in their walks.

Pleasant Grove Coloring Book

Download this free, 15-page coloring book here. It contains 15 historic buildings found in Pleasant Grove.

Find Us on Facebook

To stay up to date on the Historic Preservation Commission’s projects and events, find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/PGHistoric

Historic Designations

The Historic Preservation Commission conducts a survey of the historic architectural and archaeological resources within our community every 10 years. The next survey will be conducted in 2021.

If you own an historic structure (at least 50 years old) and are interested in adding it to the National Register of Historic Places, contact the Pleasant Grove Historic Preservation Commission Chair, or contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 801-245-7277.

Historic Preservation Commission Members

The Pleasant Grove Historic Preservation Commission is made up of volunteers from our city. “The Commission shall consist of … members having a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.”

To submit an application to join the Historic Preservation Commission, go here.

The 2019 Historic Preservation Commission includes:

Current Commission Members

  • Laurel Cunningham (Current Chair)
  • Geri Taylor (Current Vice Chair)
  • Hillary Sterling (Current Recorder)
  • Karen Harbold (Member)
  • Jaylene Macfarlane (Member)
  • Jeanne Holdaway (Member)
  • Emily Varney (Member)
  • Denise Trickler (Member)
  • Shane Van Cott (Member)

2019 Commission Meetings

  • January 11, 2019 Historic Preservation    Agenda   |   Minutes

The Historic Preservation Commission operates under the direction of the city’s Arts & Education department, with Sheri Britsch as Director. It also has one ex-officio city council member acting as advisor.

Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in City Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted on the city’s website.

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