Built in 1875 with Romanesque style architecture, this classic building was used by Brigham Young University students for 83 years. It has been restored and now houses the Provo City Library. Inside is a small art gallery featuring local artists.

  • Location

    550 North University Avenue, Provo, UT 84601

    801-852-6650

  • Description

    Built in 1875 with Romanesque style architecture, this classic building was used by Brigham Young University students for 83 years. It has been restored and now houses the Provo City Library. Inside is a small art gallery featuring local artists.

    The Brigham Young Academy building opened its doors in 1892. The architect was Don Carlos Young (son of Brigham Young) who based the plans on the designs made by Karl G. Maeser, the Principal of the Academy. One of the largest school buildings in the Rocky Mountain region at the time, the Academy could accommodate 1,000 students. The Brigham Young Academy later became Brigham Young University.

    Located at the northern edge of the city, the large building was constructed of locally manufactured brick trimmed with sandstone and wood. The roof was composed of metal shingles.