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Young, Lorenzo Snow, 1894-1968

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1894 - 1968

Biographical History

Lorenzo Snow Young (1894-1968) was a Latter-day Saint architect in Utah.

Lorenzo Snow Young was born on November 16, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Brigham Morris Young and Celestia Armeda Snow. He was also known as Bing, named after the family dog. Young dropped out of high school as a teen to work for the Oregon Short Line Railroad, where he trained as a draftsman. He later returned to school, graduating from LDS High School in 1917. The following year he joined the United States Army, and served as a communications runner in France.

In 1919 Young was discharged from the Army and decided to travel to New York to study architecture at the Pratt Institute. He then continued his studies at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the latter in 1923. Amid his studies he returned briefly to Utah to marry Catherine Aleine Margetts on September 17, 1920. They eventually had four children.

After completing his architecture degree, Young worked briefly in Philadelphia before relocating to Utah. He was initially employed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but later started a professional practice with Edward O. Anderson. In 1936 Arnold Ehlers joined the firm, and a year later Anderson departed. Over the course of his career he designed Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus, the J. Reuben Clark Jr. Library, and other notable public buildings across Utah.

During World War II he joined the Army, serving between 1943 and 1946. He was stationed at Utah's Fort Douglas, and was also in charge of determining the costs of converting military buildings to civilian uses in the western region.

Young died unexpectedly on March 26, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah following back surgery.

Citation:
Lorenzo Snow Young papers, 1998: register (Lorenzo Snow Young, 1894-1968)

Lorenzo Snow Young papers, 1998 (Lorenzo Snow Young; Bing Young; prominent Utah architect; grandson of Brigham Young and Lorenzo Snow; b. 1894 in Salt Lake City; parents: Brigham Morris Young and Celestia Armeda Snow; never called by given name, his children believe he was named after the family dog; left high school without graduating and went to work at the Oregon Short Line Railroad, became draftsman; later returned to LDS High School, graduated in 1917; 1918, joined U.S. Army, served as a communications runner in France; discharged 1919; 1919 went east to study architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; m. Sept. 17, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Catherine Aleine Margetts, four children; after graduation, spent summer at Columbia taking additional architecture classes; enrolled in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania to study under Paul Cret; 1923, graduated with honors and was one of two students invited into the T-Square Club in Philadelphia; practiced architecture in Philadelphia; 1924, returned to Utah; employed as an architect by the LDS Church; entered into practice with Edward O. Anderson; designed Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus; 1937, Anderson left firm, 1936 Arnold Ehlers joined firm; member of Temple Board of Architects in 1930s; joined the army in 1943 and served until 1946. He was stationed at Utah's Fort Douglas; in charge of the western region determining costs of converting military buildings to civilian uses; 1946 resumed professional practice; during the 1950s and 1960s, commissions for J. Ruben Clark Library and campus residence halls at Brigham Young University; member of LDS Church's Mormon Tabernacle Choir for nineteen years; died unexpectedly in Mar. 1968 following back surgery) http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/UU_EAD,2029

Familysearch.org, Nov. 19, 2014 (Lorenzo Snow Young; b. Nov. 16, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah; d. Mar. 26, 1968)

Ancestry.com, Nov. 19, 2014 (b. Nov. 16, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah; d. Mar. 26, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Physical Plant Department records on the Dairy Products Laboratory, 1950-1973

 Sub-Series — Carton: 14, Folder: 28-31
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents

Contains program requirements, memoranda, reports, budgets, and contracts between the parties responsible for the construction of the Dairy Products Lab, including Lorenzo S. Young and Partners and Tolboe Construction Company, 1950-1973.

Dates: 1950-1973

Physical Plant Department records on the Harold B. Lee Library, 1957-1974

 Sub-Series — Carton: 22, Folder: 45-50
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3 Sub-Series 27
Scope and Contents

Contains program requirements, addition requirements, specifications, and records from Young and Partners, 1957-1974.

Dates: 1957-1974

Lorenzo Snow Young architectural drawings of the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5557
Scope and Contents

Contains a set of architectural drawings of the J. Reuben Clark Library at Brigham Young University in 1961. There are six drawings: one of each floor of the library.

Dates: 1959

Lorenzo Snow Young papers on J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library

 Collection
Identifier: UA 351
Scope and Contents

Contains contract documents and building specifications for the J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Library.

Dates: 1959

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Archival Record 2
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Subject
Academic libraries -- Utah -- Provo -- Designs and plans 2
Architectural drawings 2
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo 2
Colleges and Universities 2
Contracts 2