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

Lehi Memorial Building

Utah Historic Site

 
 
Lehi Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Lehi Memorial Building Marker
Inscription.  W.A. Knight first raised the idea of a Lehi Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Marine’s Memorial Building five weeks after Armistice Day (11 November 1918). Architects Walter E. Ware and Alberto O. Treganza, under the direction of Mayor Sydney Gilchrist, designed the three section structure to incorporate a memorial hall (center), a City Hall (south) and a Carnage Library (north).
The Library was dedicated on 30 December 1921 during Mayor James H. Gardner’s administration. The remainder of the building was completed during the administration of Mayor Joseph S. Broadbend. Dedication services for the $55,000 center, the first municipal facility in America erected to the memory of World War I Veterans, were held on Memorial Day, 31 May 1926.
Since then the building has hosted numerous civic, community and religious functions including the W.P.A., Alpine School District, the Lehi 2nd Ward, the Lehi 5th Ward, American Red Cross, Alpine Soil Conservation District, the Ground Observation Corps, the National Rifle Association, the Lehi Junior Wildlife Association, the Lehi National Guard, the Lehi Senior Citizens Center, and Lehi American Legion
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Lehi Memorial Building Marker
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The municipal part of the building has housed City Hall, two jails, a fire station, the Lehi Ambulance Association, and the Lehi Police Department.
The Memorial Building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is currently being restored as the future home of the John Hutchings Museum.
 
Erected 1992 by Division of State History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1926.
 
Location. 40° 23.321′ N, 111° 50.974′ W. Marker is in Lehi, 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: 55 North Center Street, Lehi UT 84043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Austin Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop David Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrihew/Dalley Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lehi Relief Society Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehi Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lehi Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Utah Southern Railroad Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank H. Eastmond Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lehi.
 
Lehi Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Lehi Memorial Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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