Castle Amphitheater – Provo UT

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built an extensive Recreation Center on the grounds of the Utah State Hospital for the mentally handicapped.  The recreation center is popularly known as the “Provo Castle” or Castle Amphitheater. It includes an 800-seat stone amphitheater with attached interior rooms and a grass-covered play area on a 3-acre site.  The original intention was to build a much larger recreational facility for the hospital, but that plan was never realized.

The Provo Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still used for public events.

Source notes

http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-sam-snow

http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/86000746.pdf

 

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 28, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Utah State Hospital
Provo, UT 84606

Coordinates: 40.233510, -111.631310

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