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Brigham Young Academy replica

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — This Is the Place State Park in Salt Lake City will soon be home to a building rich with the history of Provo and Brigham Young University — the original Brigham Young Academy.

Funds totaling $200,000 donated during the BYU Women's Conference over the last two years initiated the construction of the BYA at Lewis Hall being built at This Is the Place State Park. The building, located next to the visitors center, is anticipated to be one of the premier buildings at the park. Funding is still needed to complete the project.

"At this point we are finishing the exterior and beginning work on the interior," said BYU faculty member Barbara Lockhart, a member of the Women's Conference committee and construction manager for the project. "The exterior is identical to the original building."