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Lewis Building (Provo, Utah)


Administrative History

The Lewis Building (1867-1884) was the first home of Brigham Young Academy.

In 1867, the J. W. Lewis store was in downtown Provo and purchased by Brigham Young shortly afterward. He specified that Brigham Young Academy was to hold school there, however, repairs delayed the building's use until 1876. Brigham Young Academy was housed there until 1884, when the Lewis Building burned down.

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, August 8, 2014 (Lewis Building–Brigham Young Academy’s first home; J. W. Lewis store built in 1867; located in downtown Provo; purchased by Brigham Young; Brigham Young Academy held school there; repairs delayed school until 1876; building burned down in 1884)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

College of Biology and Agriculture photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 823
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the deans, faculty, classes, facilities, and groups of the College of Biology and Agriculture as well as its predecessors, the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Applied Sciences. Dated approximately 1885-2005.

Dates: approximately 1885-2005

Lars Eggertsen letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231022481]
Identifier: UA 521
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter from Eggertsen to his brother, Simon, describing the fire that burned the Lewis building, 1884.

Dates: 1884

Letter on the burning of the Brigham Young Academy at Provo

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231035210]
Identifier: UA 179
Scope and Contents

Letter to Evanda Young in the form of a poem concerning the burning of Brigham Young Academy, January 28, 1884.

Dates: 1884

Photographs of Brigham Young University campus, approximately 1884-1989, bulk: bulk 1954-1989

 Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8; Series 9; Series 10; Series 11; Series 12; Series 13; Series 14; Series 15; Series 16 [Barcode: 31197233282521], Folder: 34-36
Identifier: UA 1070 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of BYU campus including multiple photos of the McKay Building as well as photos of the Women's Gymnasium, Joseph Smith Building, and the Lewis Building. Also includes aerial photos of campus and photographs of campus statues, circa 1884-1980s, bulk 1954-1980s.

Dates: approximately 1884-1989; Majority of material found within 1954-1989

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Archival Object 3
Collection 3
Photographs 4
Colleges and Universities 3
Education 3
Letters 2
Aerial photographs 1