A population boom occurred at the end of the 19th century when Utah became a state. Salt Lake City was named the capital and the First Transcontinental Railroad connected the city. This growth is reflected in an abundance of Victorian homes such as this one constructed in 1897. It is now an apartment complex. If you are a fan of houses from this era, spend time walking in The Avenues neighborhood east of Capitol Hill. The Aves extends from 1st Avenue North through 18th Avenue North. The city’s first community began in 1850. The oldest residences are in the Lower Avenues (below 13th Avenue). The properties become more expensive as they ascend the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains.