Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Old Payson City Hall--Photo of the Day
In 1873, the first high school south of Salt Lake City was established by Joseph L. Townsend. He was also the author of many hymns found in LDS Hymn books today. It was located on the second floor of the building. It closed in 1875 when the Brigham Young Academy was opened in 1875.
A belfry was added in 1896 and a curfew was sounded at 9:00 PM. The building was demolished in 1925 and the New Payson Junior High was built on the location.
In 2009, the Junior High Building was purchased by the LDS Church and the building was demolished and a new LDS Church was built on the site.