The Mechanic Arts Building

Mechanical arts building, Brigham Young College, Logan, Utah (March 23, 1908)
Mechanical Arts Building (March 23, 1908)

In 1902 Joseph Morrell donated $1,000 to the BYC for the purposes of creating a mechanical arts laboratory. Soon thereafter, BYC purchased the property directly across the street from the East Building on which to locate a mechanical arts building. Crews demolished a former Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZMCI) building located on the property before construction could get underway. Volunteers did much of the work on the building, and Anthon Anderson, founder of Anderson Lumber Company, assisted with the financing and construction. Completed in 1906, the building measured 95 feet long by 50 feet wide and was four stories tall. It had two large rooms designated for forging and carpentry as well as fourteen classrooms for drawing and domestic science courses. 

Text on this page adapted from: Garr, Arnold K. (1973). "A history of Brigham Young College, Logan, Utah" Master’s thesis, Utah State University; The Brigham Young College Bulletin, September 1913 (USU Special Collections & Archives, MSS 1, Series 1, Box 2, Folder 4).