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

Veterans Memorial Building

1993 National Register of Historic Places

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
Inscription.  The Veterans Memorial Building, also known as the Legion Hall, was originally constructed as a commercial building sometime before 1932. In 1934 it was extensively remodeled as an early public works project funded by three sources: A Civil Works Administration Grant (part of the New Deal era legislation), American Fork City, and the American Legion Post 49. American Fork veterans, wanting to bolster public remembrance of their comrades who served and died in WW1, organized a small group of men and women who worked for years to establish a suitable memorial. Their efforts resulted in the remodeling of this structure to honor WW1 servicemen. As a result of their support and its use as a Legion Post it was commonly known as the Legion Hall.
The building is a well-preserved local example of the "PWA" moderne style of architecture, which was used extensively during the 1930's on government-funded buildings. It features smooth wall surfaces, flat roof, plain, narrow cornice, framed entrance, and metal sash windows. The interior maintains much of its original fabric such as the wainscoting, staircases, crown molding, wall sconces, and 1930's
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
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kitchen with elaborate cabinets, glass cupboard doors, and chrome plated hardware.
 
Erected 1996 by American Fork Historic Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 40° 22.672′ N, 111° 47.932′ W. Marker is in American Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North Center Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 North Center Street, American Fork UT 84003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Fork City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Historic City Hall Bell (about 300 feet away); Harrington Elementary School (about 300 feet away); Bank of American Fork (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of American Fork (about 700 feet away); First Free Public School (about 800 feet away); Fort Wall at American Fork (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Flour Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Fork.
 
Veterans Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Veterans Memorial Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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