Historic building restoration gets $100K gift

Jul 5 2011 - 4:10pm

LOGAN -- A preservation group says a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor will allow restoration to begin of the facade of a landmark 120-year-old school building in northern Utah.

The Herald-Journal of Logan reports that the Oneida Stake Academy building restoration effort in Logan also received a $50,000 matching grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust.

Foundation board members hope to reshape the former school into a visitors' center, a local history museum and a venue for community events.

Friends of the Academy foundation board President Nathan Hale calls the building one of five remaining examples of 35 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints academies built around the country.

Officials list former Mormon presidents Harold B. Lee and Ezra Taft Benson among local notables who attended the school.

 

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