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Logan in Cache County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Whittier School

Utah Historic Site

 
 
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By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
1. Whittier School Marker
Inscription. The Whittier School, constructed in 1908, is important for its association with the education reform following Utah’s statehood. These reforms included a statewide curriculum and the construction of numerous unified schoolhouses. The Whittier School represents both the early development of the public school system in Utah and the specific evolution and improvement of public school facilities in Logan City. It is also the location of the first kindergarten organized in the state.

The building is an original design by Joseph Monson who, as supervisory architect for Utah state schools, helped establish a unified style of school architecture and specific guidelines to ensure quality and safety of schoolhouse design and construction. This building embodies the characteristics of the Victorian Romanesque Revival and Prairie School styles associated with school design of early twentieth-century Utah. The Romanesque influence is found in the heavy visual massing, arched entry, and decorative stone and brickwork. Prairie School features include the pyramidal roof, wide eaves, and narrow, paired windows. Only approximately thirty examples of this once-common style remain in Utah, with the Whittier School being the only example in Logan.
 
Erected 2001 by Division of State History.
 
Location.
Whittier School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
2. Whittier School Marker
41° 44.183′ N, 111° 49.45′ W. Marker is in Logan, Utah, in Cache County. Marker is at the intersection of North 400 East and East 300 North, on the right when traveling north on North 400 East. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 N 400 E, Logan UT 84321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Johns Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); First Dawn To Dusk Flight Across America (approx. half a mile away); 160 North Main (approx. 0.6 miles away); 102 North Main (approx. 0.6 miles away); 141 North Main (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Main Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Settlers of Logan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cache County Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
 
Categories. Education
 
Whittier School image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
3. Whittier School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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