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Virtual Tour - Neighborhood #10

Neighborhood #10 on site map
Neighborhood #10

Historically, this area was the location of warehouses, storehouses, garages, and shops for a variety of support functions such as blacksmiths, carpenters, and painters.  In the 1930s and 40s, there were also some quarters for non-commissioned officers located here.  This is where the Quartermaster Sergeant, Ordnance Sergeant, and Commissary Sergeant, whose residences were located in Neighborhood #9, spent their working hours.  The Commissary was located directly across the street from Buildings 661663.  In later years, buildings gave way to parking that became the Sage Point residence halls in 1999.

Building 645:  This small brick building was built to serve as an ordnance magazine.  Military records for this building list a construction date of 1885.  However, all of the other buildings constructed at that time were of either frame or stone construction.  It is quite possible that the original stone walls were replaced by brick during the 19041910 building phase.  The building now serves as a storage building.

Buildings 810-814:  The Sage Point residence halls house upper-division students with 30 or more completed credit hours in single-room and double-room suites as well as single-room and double-room deluxe suites.  The deluxe suites have a living room, and each unit is furnished.  Each floor has a kitchenette and laundry room.  Sage Point also houses computer and technology labs, the International Area, the Living-Learning Center, and the Service-Learning Area.  The Sage Point neighborhood has been designed to meet the needs of students as they advance through their academic career.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors desire greater independence and a more self-sufficient life style.  This site offers a level of remoteness while still providing close access to the shared facilities of the student village.  These buildings are similar in massing to the historic barracks on Soldiers Circle.
The thirty-foot drop in grade from the northeast corner to the southwest corner of the site allows roof heights to be near or equal to those of the residences along Connor Road.  View corridors to the Wasatch Mountains open from the center of the site.  These views were key elements to the siting and design of each building.  The preservation of the small brick and sandstone buildings located along the central axis of the neighborhood and the other buildings on the block such as the PX, Guardhouse, Bakery, Bowling Alley, and the warehouses were also important issues when designing the Sage Point buildings.  Masonry colors are muted, becoming a backdrop to the red brick Soldiers Circle buildings and Connor Road houses.

Building 643:  This small stone structure, built in 1934 to serve as an oil and paint warehouse, was the last stone building constructed on the Post.  Its construction differs from the other stone buildings; it appears to have been built using the remains of one or more other buildings.  The stones in the walls appear to have originally been cornerstones, and the cornerstones appear to have originally been windowsills.  It now serves as a storage building. 

Buildings 626 & 627:  Building 626 was constructed in 1910 to serve as a quartermaster clothing warehouse.  Building 627 was constructed in 1906 to serve as a quartermaster warehouse and finance office.  In 1939, the wooden porches and loading platforms of these buildings were replaced with concrete.  The following year, a two-story fireproof vault was added to the exterior of Building 627 on the west side near the center.  It was made of concrete with a brick veneer.

Building 639:  This red sandstone building was constructed in 1876 to serve as a quartermaster oil house.  During the 1930s, it was converted to a gas station.  Later it served as restrooms for the park.
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