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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Brigham Young Academy

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Brigham Young Academy Marker
Inscription.  In October 1875, President Brigham Young executed a deed of trust to establish an academy. First classes were held in January 1876, Warren N. Dusenberry, Principal. Karl G. Maeser became Principal April 1876 to 1892. First school held on this site in Provo’s first brick structure, destroyed by fire 1884. Classes continued in temporary quarters, then in ZCMI warehouse until education building was dedicated 1892. During those years, A.O. Smoot, President of Trustees, arranged financing. Benjamin Cluff, Jr., Principal 1892-1903. Academy changed to Brigham Young University 1903.
 
Erected 1971 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 376.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1876.
 
Location. 40° 14.035′ N, 111° 39.829′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is at the intersection of West Center Street and 300 West, on the right when traveling west on West Center Street. Marker
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Brigham Young Academy Marker
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is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 West Center Street, 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's Liberty Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Old Provo High School (about 500 feet away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); 104 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Octogon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Place of Gathering (approx. ¼ mile away); The Knight Block (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Brigham Young Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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