These cards document assessed values on commercial and residential properties located in Salt Lake County between the years 1934 to 1980. Traditionally, the collection represents appraisal dates for 1936, 1957, 1964 and 1980.
The 1930s assessments document ownership, address, location, kind of building, street number, class, base factor, stories, additions, sq. feet, actual factor totals, rooms, deductions, year built, depreciation, garage, appraisal date, and footprint drawings. In some cases fuel tanks, sewage tanks and gas pumps are noted. The 1957 cards document similar notations including insulation and air conditioning. The cards for 1957 and 1980 detail supplementary appraisals, usually noted in colored pencil.
Collection of tax appraisal cards and photographs representing the historic buildings in Salt Lake City as listed in the book: The Historic Buildings of Downtown Salt Lake City by John S. McCormick (1982, Utah State Historical Society).