Box Elder High School Gymnasium – Brigham City UT

City:
Brigham City, UT

Site Type:
Education and Health, Parks and Recreation, Gymnasiums

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Work Relief Programs, Public Works Funding, Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)

Designer:
Joseph Nelson architectural firm

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Description

“In Brigham City, the PWA sponsored another public building, the Box Elder High School Gymnasium. This was a more ambitious project, one of twenty Utah school gymnasiums built during the 1930s. Of red brick, the building cost $106,000. Its construction provided work not just for Brigham City laborers but for the Joseph Nelson architectural firm, an Idaho general contractor, a city building inspector, a Utah plumbing/heating/ventilating contractor, and a roofing/sheet metal specialist.

The design, acceptable for the time, provided for two gyms: a 7,000-square-foot boys’ gym with seating for 1,000 and a girls’ gym one-fourth that size. There was also a tiled swimming pool, locker rooms, classrooms, and a handball court.”

Source notes

New Deal Agencies Built 233 Buildings in Utah:(https://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/from_war_to_war/newdealagenciesbuilt233buildingsinutah.html), accessed February 1, 2018.

Brigham City History (https://www.brighamcityhistory.org/index.php?title=Box_Elder_High_School&mobileaction=toggle_view_mobile), accessed February 1, 2018.

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 22, 2014.
Additional contributions by Brent McKee, February 1, 2018.

Location Info


38 S 40 E
Brigham City, UT 84302

Coordinates: 41.4879803, -112.0296123

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