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San Juan courthouse, 2009.

San Juan Country Courthouse Completion – Monticello UT

Date added: March 22, 2023

Bonding ($36,000) for a new San Juan courthouse was put a successful vote in February 1920 after citizens realized that their neighboring county (Grand) was building a large new courthouse. Construction in Monticello began soon thereafter, and the courthouse was… read more

Rich County Courthouse - Randolph UT

Rich County Courthouse – Randolph UT

Date added: March 19, 2023

The Rich County courthouse replaced a 1888 courthouse that had been built for $2,479. Discussion began in May, 1940 when Raymond Ashton – at the county commisioners’ request – presented a drawing for a new Rich County courthouse. He proposed… read more

Piute High School

Piute High School (demolished) Addition – Circleville UT

Date added: March 15, 2023

The original structure (Circleville Elementary) dates to 1921 – 22 (Pope & Burton, architects). High school attendance in this very rural area grew dramatically during the 1920s due to a new state law requiring compulsory school attendance until age 18…. read more

Hinckley High School Gym, original entrance sign

Hinckley High School Gymnasium – Hinckley UT

Date added: March 13, 2023

The Hinckley High School Gymnasium was built between 1935 and 1936. It was part of a larger Public Works Administration (PWA) project for the Millard County School District that included, this building, a mechanical arts building at Delta High School… read more

Street Signs Inspection

Salt Lake County Street Signs – Salt Lake County UT

Date added: February 12, 2023

Richard R. Lyman was a civil engineer and the vice-chairman of the Utah State Road Commission from 1908-1919. During the 1930s he was a member of an American Society of Civil Engineers commission that developed a grid system for street… read more

Avalon School (also known as Randlett School)

Avalon School – Uintah County UT

Date added: February 3, 2023

We often think of New Projects as going smoothly, but Avalon School is an exception. The educational situation in the Ouray Valley had stuggled: schools and boarding schools had been built beginning in 1885 for the Uncompahgre Ute people but… read more

Wasatch Elementary

Wasatch Elementary (demolished) – Clearfield UT

Date added: January 27, 2023

Clearfield hosted the Clearfield Naval Supply Depot during WWII. Thus, their schools were full to bursting, and not only was Wasatch Elementary built for the Davis County School District, but several other “Emergency Schools” were built in local war housing… read more

Dog Pound Exterio

Dog Pound (demolished) – Salt Lake City UT

Date added: January 27, 2023

This fireproof structure replaced makeshift quarters previously occupied and that had been subjected to much criticism. Here the impounded animals could be kept in comfort until humanly destroyed or claimed (from Jessen). The local Civil Works Administration contributed $2206.10 against… read more

Municipal building - Roosevelt UT

Municipal Building – Roosevelt UT

Date added: August 24, 2022

The National Youth Administration (NYA), a branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for students and unemployed young people, built the Municipal Building in Roosevelt, Utah, in 1941. The Municipal Building is a modest, one-story structure in brick with very… read more

Midvale Library - Midvale UT

Salt Lake County Branch Library (demolished) – Midvale UT

Date added: July 3, 2022

The Midvale Branch of the Salt Lake County library was constructed in 1940-41 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  The building housed a library in front and the County Library headquarters and book processing department in the back. An auditorium… read more