The Knight Block, designed by architect Richard C. Watkins, was constructed for Jesse Knight in 1900. The building served as the financial headquarters for the mining, manufacturing, agricultural, and commercial activities for one of Utah’s most important nineteenth and twentieth century businessmen.
The Knight Block Building, one of two twin buildings on the north corners of University Avenue and Center Street, is an iconic structure in Provo. It was built in 1900 for local mining magnate and businessman Jesse Knight, to house his financial headquarters. But while the building still bears his name, the Knight family has long since ceased doing business there.Today, the Knight Block rents spaces to several local businesses.It was designated to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1977.
Location: University Avenue and Center Street, Provo