Knight Block Building Provo UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 13

Long Description:
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
Street address:
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

Visit Instructions:
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