St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Woodward School
The school was built on a black volcanic rock foundation, and its walls are of red sandstone from the same quarry that furnished the stone for the Tabernacle. The building, housing twelve classrooms and a basement, cost $35,000 to build. It was paid for principally out of tax revenues, yet as was the case with so many of the early Dixie Projects, it also benefited from the substantial contributions of local citizens. The name Woodward School was given to the building in honor of George Woodward, one of the trustees who had devoted his time and means to make the dream of better education facilities a reality in St. George. It is said that he gave $3,600 of his own money towards its construction- a truly large sum of money for that day.
Since the school opened its doors to students in September of 1901, it has served generation after generation of young learners. Today it remains an imposing, handsome and useable structure-
Erected 1994 by Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 37° 6.563′ N, 113° 34.988′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from St. George Boulevard. Touch for map. In the park next to Zion's Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 E. St. George Boulevard, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erastus Snow's Big House ( here, next to this marker); St. George Temple ( here, next to this marker); Dixie Academy ( a few steps from this marker); St. George Tabernacle ( a few steps from this marker); Gardeners’ Club Hall ( a few steps from this marker); And the Desert Shall Blossom ( a few steps from this marker); St. George Social Hall “Opera House” ( a few steps from this marker); Brigham Young Home ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George.
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