Buildings 37-38 (Cafeteria)

Curated by: The Brigham City Heritage Tours Team

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This area is marked “Mess Hall” and “Nutrition Street” on the Bushnell map and suggests that this area was reserved for the cafeteria of Bushnell. It stood alone, dead center in the property, acting as the nucleus of Bushnell.

Each cluster of dorms was paired in blocks of two. Although most buildings at Intermountain were connected by a series of hallways that made it feel like a maze (but were kept locked), hallways that led to the cafeteria were usually opened around lunchtime, making it easier for students to get to the cafeteria in time to eat lunch. On normal schedule days, lunch was served at 12:00 pm. On Assembly days, it was served an hour earlier. Ronald Geronimo recalls a time in which students got a hold of a master key and used it to open hallways nobody went down. “We used to take our lunch in there and eat in peace. Those were good times. I don’t remember if the people who got it ever got caught though. We just stopped going after a while.”

This building remained open for several years but was torn down in the early 2000s. Legend trippers often went into this area before the building was torn down and recall several cautionary tales that warned others from coming to this area. One of the most popular was from teenagers who swore that if you went into the building after the dark, that you would be chased by a guy in a mask and wielding an ax.

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