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Brigham Young University ~ Downtown Provo ~ Views of Provo


A visual reminder that Provo is "Y" Town. On special occasions the "Y" is lit by special lights that outline it. Years ago, tradition was to whitewash the Y each year by bucket brigades from the bottom of the mountain up to the "Y"

The World is Our Campus
The World is our Campus and Enter to Learn-Go Forth to Serve are on these two sentennils as you enter the BYU Campus. At graduation time, space is at a premium to have a picture taken at one or both in cap and gown.

The building below, named for the late President Gordon B. Hinckley of the LDS Church, is the Alumni and Visitors Center for the campus. In 2008, when this was taken, the building was not quite finished.

Enter to Learn - Go Forth to Serve

Looking east from University Parkway Hill. Take note of the Y Mountain to the right and the LDS Provo Temple to the left of center

Looking south from LDS Temple Area over the Provo area. Notice Utah Lake in the background

Rock Canyon in the Background

Driving down University Parkway towards Provo. The bench area may be seen at the base of the mountain
Provo, Utah LDS Temple
LDS Provo Temple - Rock Canyon in the background

The Provo Tabernacle

Downtown Provo has many unique and interesting buildings along with a number of great murals
The Historic Utah County Courthouse was begun in the Spring of 1919 and not completed until the fall of 1926 but the results were magnificent. It is of Neo-classical design with the large columns a striking feature. The interior is as beautiful as the exterior with marble, fine wood, bronze and other top grade building materials. Extreme care was used by all the craftsmen who worked on the building.
The Provo Downtown Alliance has commissioned some murals for downtown Provo. This one, at Freedom Boulevard and Center Street, is 75 feet long and depicts some of the highlights of Provo history including Fort Provo, a woolen mill, the railroad and a school. The murals were completed in 2007
The former Brigham Young Academy, dedicated in 1892, then Brigham Young High School, closed in 1968, had fallen into serious disrepair over the years. Several attempts to "fix" the crumbling building had failed. The area was fenced off and boarded up. Eventually it was scheduled for destruction but saved at the last minute. It now houses the Provo City library in a beautifully restored and refurbished building. Not all the buildings survived, but the main campus was preserved. In 1976, the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places. The new library was opened in 2001.
Provo City Center front and rear entrances
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