A historic district is a group of buildings, properties, or sites that have been designated by the City as historically and/or architecturally significant. Buildings, structures, objects, and sites within a historic district are normally divided into two categories: contributing or non-contributing.

  • Contributing structures are at least 50 years old, must retain their original architectural integrity, and/or have an association with an important person or piece of Murray history.
  • Non-contributing structures either do not meet these criteria or have had their historical features altered.

Murray’s Downtown Residential historic district is the best representation of the residential settlement and development of Murray City. It is locally significant as a physical reflection of its residential architecture and the historic development of the city from its agricultural beginnings through its industrial era and current status as a small suburban city. The buildings within the district represent the wide range of architectural styles and plans popular in the city and the state of Utah between 1870 and 1954. It retains a high degree of historic integrity with 185 structures (nearly 70%) contributing to the historic character of the neighborhood.