Remodeled administration building, Utah State Hospital - Provo UT
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) made extensive improvements to the Utah State Hospital for the mentally handicapped in 1936-37. WPA workers constructed a Recreation Center (now the Castle Amphitheater) and a Superintendent’s Residence (now the Hospital Museum), as well as remodeling the Central Administration Building, upgrading the heating plant, and doing maintenance work on the 320-acre grounds of the hospital.
The former Central Administration Building was a large Victorian structure and apparently the WPA renovation work included removal of gothic spires from the old building. Unfortunately, that historic building has been demolished and replaced by a modern administration building of less interest.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 24, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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