Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Brigham Young Academy Square
After the Academy became Brigham Young University in 1903, the University continued to occupy the buildings on this square. They became known as “lower campus” after the Maeser Building (1911) was erected on Temple Hill (“upper campus”). Brigham Young University then used both campuses until
Erected 2001 by Brigham Young Academy Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 40° 14.464′ N, 111° 39.501′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North University Avenue (U.S. 189) north of East 500 North, on the right when traveling north. Marker and statue are located on the sidewalk, directly in front of the Provo City Library at Academy Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 North University Avenue, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Provo Woolen Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); Craghead Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Tabernacle (approx. half a mile away); Provo's Mormon Pioneers (approx. The Knight Block (approx. half a mile away); 104 West Center (approx. half a mile away); 110-120 West Center (approx. half a mile away); A Place of Gathering (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
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1. Provo City Library at Academy Square Library and Building History. The Brigham Young Academy building opened its doors in 1892. One of the largest school buildings in the Rocky Mountain region at the time, the Academy could accommodate 1,000 students. Located at the northern edge of the city, the large building was constructed of locally manufactured brick trimmed with sandstone and wood. The roof was composed of metal shingles. Electricity generated from A.O. Smoot's sawmill two blocks to the west provided for electric lights in the building. Heating for a portion of the building was accomplished by forced air over steam radiators; the remaining rooms were heated by coal. (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Brigham Young Statue On Provo's Academy Square. The statue was donated to Provo City government for the Academy Square by the Brigham (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.