This is a bunch of random photos of a couple blocks worth of Provo Center Street that I took just to be able to look back at them years later when things have changed.
G – Its Meaning:
“We were green but we have gradually grown in gratitude toward out parents and school for the grand opportunities presented to us. It signifies that we will not growl or grumpble but will become great through growth in Pleasant Grove.” – Pleasant Grove Yearbook.
In memory of Glen Lloyd and Luretha May Smith Bezzant Dedicated June 20, 1991
In 1901 David N. Adamson constructed this building expressly for a saloon, which it has remained for more than 117 years. David, a sawmill operator and sheep man from Heber, Utah, also built a Victorian-style house on Main Street and owned other property. After his death, his widow, Elizabeth, and their daughters continued to rent the saloon out until 1942.
Located next door is the Baxter Building/Firehouse.
This building was constructed c.1910 by Cornelius Baxter, east of his first commercial building. It housed various businesses until 1928. That April, the city leased it, installed double facade doors, and poured a cement ramp to make a permanent firehouse for Pleasant Grove’s fire motor-driven fire truck, a surplus army truck converted in 1924. The marshal’s office was in the back room. After restoration c.1940, it again housed businesses.
Located next door is the Star Saloon.
Cornelius Baxter purchased the property in 1893, constructing this building soon after. Baxter, an 1873 Scottish immigrant and coal miner, owned the 11-room Hawley House, a hotel just to the west (demolished). His daughter, Agnes Burns, operated a cafe in the building, one among numerous cafes housed here over the years. The building later housed a bike shop and a barber shop.
This building was constructed c.1900 by David N. Adamson for Pleasant Grove Drug. Later it was a millinery shop and part of Clark’s General Merchandise. Archie Boren also owned the building and used it for the Red and White Store, a meat and grocery market. Other men also operated meat and grocery stores here. In 1956 Abe Gibson purchased it, moving the Pleasant Grove Review presses here.