Municipal Power Building & Offices – Murray UT

Description

The National Youth Administration (NYA) contributed work teams to the construction of a new power plant for the municipal power system of Murray, Utah (the NYA was a part of the Works Progress Administration of the New Deal). A team of 85 NYA workers also helped in the conversion of an old theater in town into offices for the Municipal power system.

The town of Murray municipalized its local electric power system in 1912, along with its water and sewage systems.  The power plant has been modified, but is still in use as part of the city power system.

 

Source notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray,_Utah

"NYA results here praised," Salt Lake Telegram, Dec. 25, 1937

"NYA youths helping to build new city light building," Murray Eagle, August 12, 1937, p. 1.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on December 18, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


153 4800 S
Murray, UT 84107

Coordinates: 40.666603, -111.895067

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