Plum Tree Plaza in Provo, Utah – a shopping center with a movie theater, stores and restaurants that are slowly being demolished.
I stopped by to document what was left before it was too late to be able to look back onto it.
Some other photos I took from the county property records:
Movies 8, located at 2424 North University Parkway, Provo, Utah opened in October 1988 and was a very popular spot for local families and students for over two decades and after slowing down for a few years finally closed after 29 years in March of 2017.
It was Cinemark’s test location for “dollar theaters” and at one point in 1992 was bringing in more revenue than any of the other 150+ Cinemark locations in the US.
The following are from my friend Chris Sirrine’s album:
The location where they filmed the scenes for Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) that took place at the Haddonfield Children’s Clinic.
It is gated off private property owned by the power company at the Olmsted Power Plant so I didn’t get a lot of my own photos to match up with the screenshots like I usually do.
Amanda Knight Hall, named in honor of Amanda McEwan Knight, wife of Jesse Knight, was the first dormitory for women built by Brigham Young University. Completed in 1939, this three-story, red brick building was designed by architect, Joseph Nelson. ‘The blend of Tudor Revival and Collegiate Gothic architectural styles is rarely seen in Provo and contributes to the turn-of-the-century architecture found on North University Avenue. The building was dedicated by LDS Church President David O. McKay on May 26, 1954.
957 East Center Street
The house is a good example of an English Tudor period cottage. The steep roof pitches, large front chimney, round arched entry and multicolored brick are elements of this style. The property has been owned by members of the Pierpont family since 1962. The Pierpont name is well known due to Thomas Pierpont, who was prominent in the steel and foundry business. Other owners of this home include Albert and Pauline Taylor (1937 to 1953) and Ralph and Elaine Bringhurst (1953 to 1962).
1079 East Center Street
Built in 1934, this residence is a one-and-a-half story, brick Colonial Revival style house. The Superintendent’s Residence is historically significant because it helps document the impact of New Deal programs in Utah. The Superintendent’s House is one of 232 buildings constructed in Utah during the 1930s and early 1940s under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and other New Deal programs. In 1933 Utah had an unemployment rate of 36 percent, the fourth highest in the country. For the period between 1932-40, Utah’s unemployment rate averaged 25 percent. Because the depression hit Utah so hard, federal spending in Utah during the 1930s was ninth among the 48 states, and the percentage of workers on federal works projects was far above the national average. During the 1930s virtually every public building constructed in Utah, including courthouses, city halls, fire stations, and a variety of others, were built under the direction of federal programs.
Recreation Center for the Utah State Hospital
Built in 1936–1937, the Recreation Center (sometimes called the Castle Amphitheatre) is significant because it also helps document the impact of New Deal programs in Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. This structure is the second public works project built at the Utah State Hospital, the first being the Superintendent’s Residence. The Recreation Center is a three-acre facility consisting of an 800-seat stone amphitheater with attached interior rooms and an accompanying grass-covered play area. The towers and the “battlements” of various sections give the structure a castle-like appearance.
Originally, the center was significant for its important role in providing therapy through play and recreation for the patients at the Utah State Hospital. It was the first such facility constructed at the hospital. This facility is also believed to be one of the earliest and largest amphitheaters built in the state.