Historic Provo Architecture Tour - ALC

Submitted by amy.ewell on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:17
ALC Architecture Tour - Provo Center Street Building
ALC students in front of the Provo Courthouse
ALC Architecture Tour - Provo Tabernacle Building

After completing the architectural history unit our ALC architecture students went on a walking tour down Center Street in Provo.  The field trip helped the students identify different architectural styles from the historic homes lining the street.

The Provo City Landmarks Commission states: "Provo’s historic architecture is important as a tangible reminder of the efforts and sacrifices of our predecessors. Rather than building a temporary village, they worked under great physical and financial hardship to create a modern, beautiful city that would be a credit to their community, families, and culture."

While on the walking tour students saw many historically predominate homes with many different architectural styles including Neoclassical, Beaux Art, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Eastlake Victorian, Victorian-Gothic Revival, Victorian Eclectic, Arts and Craft (Craftsman), Bungalow, Art Deco, and Modern.  

Students visited the:

  • Reed Smoot home, where several presidents have stayed
  • Harvey Cluff home on First East
  • Jesse Knight mansion
  • Albert Scorop home
  • William Knight home
  • Hannah Smith Knight Mangum house
  • Alma Van Wagenen and Lizzie Sutton house
  • John C Graham house
  • Charles Wright house 
  • Dallas young house 
  • Fred Tayler house
  • Provo City Center Temple/Provo Tabernacle
  • BY Academy
  • Knight Alan house
  • Bruce P Merrill house
  • Robina F Buckley house
  • SA Strawhorne house
  • CW Reid house

We are so grateful our ALC students we able to gain an appreciation for Utah's architectural heritage and history through this amazing field trip!

Ronda Hair, Adriane Wilson