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Property Name Park City High School
Reference Number 15000959
State Utah
County Summit
Town Park City
Street Address 1255 Park Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/5/2016
Areas of Significance EDUCATION, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000959.pdf
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The Park City High School building, constructed in 1928, is locally significant to the history of the town under Criterion A in the area of Education as its first exclusive high school, built at a time when the mining town came to realize the importance of educating both boys and girls. Serving in this capacity for fifty years, the high school helped mold two generations of community children. The period of significance is 1928-1965, beginning with the original construction date up until 50 years ago, as it was still being used as a school at that time. The building is architecturally significant under Criterion C as a work of prominent Salt Lake City firm Scott & Welch. It is also significant as a well-preserved example of the Collegiate Gothic style that is prominent in a former mining town with few architectural buildings. Despite some minor non-historic alterations at the rear and north side of the auditorium wing, the style and craftsmanship of a Scott & Welch design is apparent in the main classroom wing, providing a well-preserved Collegiate Gothic work. The Park City High School building is a contributing historic resource in this historic mining town.

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