Because these dorms were closest to the gyms, they often housed some of the student-athletes. Typically, students in these dorms would wake up and run up to the “I” and back, in training for track and field. Intermountain took pride in their sports…

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…

The clerestory architecture of this building is reminiscent of buildings often used for maintenance and laundry. Though the Bushnell Map has the general area marked “Wards,” there is a picture of a patient arrival that suggests it could have been an…

One of the buildings also acted as a detention center for students who were found off campus, and students who were caught drinking. Though there were two different buildings for the punishment -- one was a sort of “Study Hall” designed to make…

This building was part of several wards at Bushnell and potentially acted as an area where doctors met with patients who arrived via train.This building was used as the daycare for the children of the Solo Parent Program. The Room Loft opened about a…

These buildings were part of several patient wards at Bushnell.This building was a part of the girls’ dorm cluster. Each cluster was made up of two buildings called a “block.” These two buildings were connected by hallways, but doors and hallways…

The Administration Building at Bushnell stood in the direct center of the property, with the Nurses’ Quarters to the east. Though the area of several of the buildings that were used as the nurses’ quarters was later turned into a golf course,…

These buildings were originally officer quarters while Bushnell was open, which meant the buildings were relatively nicer and sturdier than some of the dormitory buildings. As a result, these buildings have remained in relatively decent shape,…

Students at the Intermountain Indian School were required to attend church - although it could be any church they wanted. (No, the Native American Church was not an option.) The Catholic church, St. Henry's, was a nearby option. The church has…

While Alan Houser was at Intermountain, he painted several murals in the theatre. These images showcased several motifs of western art as well as landscapes that were familiar to many of the Navajo students, including the Mittens, which stand in…

These two buildings were not built when Bushnell was open, but were designed to hold academic classes such as English, math, and art. Students also eventually had classes such as printmaking, journalism, and graphic design in these buildings. Peggy…

Upon arrival at Intermountain, students were dropped off at the gyms where they met faculty, administrators, and staff, and were then given the information that they needed for school at Intermountain — such as their dorm rooms, classes, and health…

Bushnell General Hospital In 1942, Bushnell General Hospital, a 1500-bed U.S. Army Hospital, was built by the federal government to treat World War II wounded. In late January 1942 the War Department acquired 235 acres of property in south Brigham…

Although William Davis was the founder and early leader of the Box Elder settlement, Lorenzo Snow became its colonizer. Under his leadership, the town plat was surveyed; the community was renamed Brigham City; and homes, public buildings, and…

The Planing Mill was built by James Pett in 1875 when the Brigham City Co-op was at its peak. It was already operating 29 successful departments and providing the supplies and goods necessary for life within the pioneer community. Producing…

The Woolen Mill was one of the major home industries of the Brigham City Co-op and its most expensive venture. Construction began in 1869 and was completed in October of 1870. Installation of machinery took most of the winter of 1870-71, and the…

Brigham Young asked the Relief Society women's organization throughout Utah to collect, store, and distribute grain to the needy. The women accepted the assignment and the first year stored a total of 10,465 bushels of wheat. Women and children…

The Box Elder Grist Mill or Flouring Mill was the first industrial building constructed in Brigham City. It was designed by Frederick Kesler, one of the most important architects in the development of the Utah's pioneer mills. The mill was…

In 1903 a small red souvenir book was circulated throughout Brigham City with this announcement: "It is with pardonable pride that the management opens the New Academy of Music and Dancing for the use of those who appreciate education and…

The three story mercantile store built on the corner of Main and Forest streets in 1890 was the last building constructed for the Brigham City Co-op. The federal government had levied a tax on Co-op scrip and then reversed its decision and returned…

The old City Hall/Fire Station was built in 1909 and orignally housed the fire department on the ground floor and city offices on the second floor. The bell in the building's tower sounded a nightly curfew. In 1935, the fire department moved into…

The County Courthouse was begun in 1855 or 1856, the first public building in Brigham City. As soon as the basement walls were built and windows and doors installed, a temporary roof was added so it could be used for meetings and theatrical…

Soon after the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was established west of Brigham City, local businessman J.E. Ryan started campaigning to have a welcome arch installed across Brigham City's Main Street. Such arches were popular in small-town America…

The oldest church still standing in Brigham City was begun in 1884 and completed in 1886. Built as the First LDS Ward building, it was made of stone, and a wooden recreation hall was later added to form a T with the main building. The church was…

Local leaders had chosen the corner of Main and Forest streets as the site of the Tabernacle. When Brigham Young visited, however, he led the leaders to "Sagebrush Hill" the highest point on Main Street and said, "This is the spot for your…