The old public school building in Kanosh, Utah. It is mostly abandoned now, I heard the owner lives in one corner of it.
- Kanosh, Utah
Parowan High School
“A school where only out individual best is good enough. Where unity through diversity becomes strength.”
Upon this site in the 1890’s, a large three-story brick school house was built to house grades 1-8. The building was torn down in 1918 when a larger building was built to house both elementary and high school classes.
The bricks used in this marquee came from the three-story brick school house and were unearthed on this site as Parowan High School students prepared the area for the construction.
Parowan High School thanks the following organizations for their contributions and support in constructing the marquee: Iron County School District, Parowan City Corporation, Little Salt Lake Service Club, Parowan Heritage Foundation, Parowan Main Street Program, Little Salt Lake Medical Incorporated, and Parowan High School PTSA.
The flagpole is the site of the original Sandy School, built in 1908.
Today’s building was erected in 1951 with a major addition in 1972.
A complete renovation of the school took place in 2005 because of a fire in 2004.
As a result of an automobile accident in 2006 the rock masonry suffered extensive damage to the historic marker.
The flagpole monument was restored in honor of the veteran’s memorial of 1953.
The people of the Sandy community dedicate this monument to those of her brave and loyal sons and daughters who answered their country’s call when the freedoms we cherish were in jeopardy. In this memorial we express our deep gratitude for their contribution toward preserving our democratic way of life.
Most humbly we pay tribute to those noble patriots who paid the supreme sacrifice for God and Country in the service of their native land.
Spanish Fork High School Gymnasium
The Spanish Fork High School Gymnasium was originally built as a Public Works Administration project. It is not part of the current Spanish Fork High School campus, but is used by the Nebo School District as part of its main offices.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Location: 300 S. Main St., Spanish Fork
The first school house in Centerville was a little one-room log building, situated on this site. John S. Gleason taught school here during the winter of 1851 and 1852. Several adobe schools were built in the village between 1855 and 1864. Later, a rock school in north Centerville and a red brick school in the town center were built.
In 1897, the Central School was built on the foundation of the original 1851 log school house. This brick building housed the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The school faced east. Five or six wooden stairs led to the double doors at the northeast front corner, the only entrance to the building. A bell tower sat atop the entrance way. Inside the building was one large classroom. Teachers and principals who taught here include Ray C. Naylor, Eugene Decker, Davis F. Smith, John H. Tolman, and Thomas F. Howells.
When the Centerville Elementary School was completed in 1916, the Central School was abandoned. The Central School students joined the elementary students from the Red Brick School and the North Centerville School in the new Centerville Elementary School.
Located in Centerville, Utah.
Kearns – St. Ann’s Orphanage
Kearns – St. Ann’s School
This eclectic Chateauesque style building was constructed in 1899 by the Roman Catholic church. It was designed by Carl M. Neuhausen, architect of the Thomas Kearns Mansion and the Cathedral of the Madeleine, both located on South Temple Street. Bishop Lawrence Scanlan of the newly formed Salt Lake City Diocese began acquiring land for the orphanage but encountered financial problems. Jennie Judge Kearns, wife of mining magnate and U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns, donated $55,000 to purchase the land and cover the entire cost of construction.
The Kearns-St. Ann’s Orphanage, operated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, served the social, religious, and educational needs of many children for over fifty years. The children shared responsibility in the total operation of the facility, with the exception of accounts and records. The orphanage was converted to a parochial school in 1954, officially known as St. Ann’s School, and had an initial enrollment of 240 students from kindergarten to fourth grade. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word assumed leadership of the school at that time. Each year thereafter an additional grade was added until all eight grades were included in the school. In anticipation of the school’s restoration in the 1990s and to symbolize its link with the past, it was renamed Kearns-St. Ann School.
To the Sisters of the Holy Cross whose devotion to St. Ann’s inspired in little children the one and only hope. – Placed here by the descendants of the late Senator and Mrs. Thomas Kearns
South High School was a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, which operated from 1931 to 1988. The school was located on the southern end of Salt Lake City proper, at 1575 S. State Street. The school is now a campus of Salt Lake Community College.
Other historic buildings in Salt Lake are listed here.
Provo‘s Farrer Elementary School, now renamed to Provo Peaks Elementary School.
A plaque on a monument outside reads:
It is with pride this monument is erected in memory of all the thousands of dedicated staff and students who for seventy-three years made “The Farrer” a jewel of the Provo Community.
Farrer opened March 2, 1931 – The original cost being $126,918.00 – and quickly became an academic pillar of the County. Farrer became known for its Excellence in Posture Parades, athletics, All-American school newspapers, fine band, orchestra, choral and technical programs, as well as being at one time the only junior high in the country with a Knapp Demonstration Library. The Farrer Art Collection is one of the most extensive and valuable school collections in the state.
Over the years students enjoyed barn dances, field trips, the Farrer Run, cultural assemblies and very successful intramural programs. From organizing scrap drives for the war effort to humanitarian projects directly benefiting this community, Farrer’s students and staff over the years logged thousandths of hours in service. Farrer’s graduates have left an indelible mark in Utah and the nation.
Original Farrer Student Creed
I believe in Farrer Junior High School and in the things for which she stands – Health in body, honest work, generous comradeship and reverence in the spiritual. I believe in achievement and I pray for forcefulness to accomplish what I set out to do. I believe in loyalty to our school and her traditions. I pledge upon my honor to help in all her undertakings in all that will make her a stronger and nobler school, and I promise to do all that is within my power to become a student to match our building.
1934 — 2005
Fire Destroys Brigham Young Academy Building
William and Warren Dusenberry operated the Timpanogos Branch of the University of Deseret in Lewis Hall, a two-story brick building on the northeast corner of the intersection of 300 West Center. From 1870 to 1875, the school succeeded educationally, but it failed financially.
Brigham Young, who owned Lewis Hall, transferred the deed to the building to a board of trustees in 1875 and instructed them to create a new school named Brigham Young Academy. The board complied and elected Warren Dusenberry as the new school’s principal.
Karl G. Maeser replaced Dusenberry the next year, and the teachers of the academy incorporated religion into their courses. Enrollment grew and workmen expanded the building in 1882 and 1883.
Then on the night of January 27, 1884, tragedy envoloped Lewis Hall. Two men walking past the building about 11:00 p.m. noticed a glow of flames inside. They broke into the building and dragged the school’s pump organ out of harm’s way. Other men sounded the alarm by ringing the meetinghouse bell or by running through the streets yelling, “Fire! It’s the B.Y. Academy!”
A large crowd gathered around the academy and carried out some of its contents. Since Provo had no fire department, members of the throng formed a bucket brigade from the millrace a block to the east. The efforts of the brigade were futile, and the fore consumed the uninsured building.
Local officials announced a public meeting to be held the next day in Provo’s partially finished tabernacle. President Smoot announced that the new term would start the next day as scheduled. Students met in the basement of the Provo Meetinghouse and in various business buildings. Te school’s board of trustees chose a new site for the academy and build a large school building on what is now Academy Square. It has served many years as Provo’s library.