Knight Block Building Provo UT
N 40° 14.035 W 111° 39.505
12T E 443989 N 4453928
Quick Description: The "Jesse Knight" Block Building was built in 1900 in Provo, UT.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2010 7:42:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMA171
This 9,000 square foot Victorian Romanesque style building was built by mine owner/entrepreneur Jesse Knight by Richard C. Watkins, a well-known Provo and Ogden architect. The building housed Knight's commercial enterprises, and was built on the site of the former Provo East Co-op.
The building was designed with both public and private space, the lower level containing public businesses, including housing the Schwab Clothing Store, which utilized the large plate glass windows for advertising their wares. The upper level 2 levels housed Mr. Knights business operations. The massive tower on the southwest corner houses two clocks.
Being located on a corner, the addresses of the businesses in the building are:
1 to 13 E. Center St.,
20 to 24 N. University Ave., Provo, UT
1 East Center Street
Provo, UT USA
County / Borough / Parish: Utah County
Year listed: 1977
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
Periods of significance: 1900-1924
Historic function: Commerce/Trade
Current function: Commerce/Trade
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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