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Jesse Knight Mansion

185 East Center Street

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Built in 1905 for Jesse Knight, on of the greatest financiers and mining businessmen in the history of Provo.  Knight was a generous philanthropist and donated his wealth to BYU and many local civic projects.  This home was designed by Salt Lake architect Walter Ware in the neo-classic style, influence by the 1893 Chicago World Fair, and built with white pressed brick.  This home began a major trend among Utah County homes, many of which use similar materials and design.  The central sections of the building are original. (Provo Historic Buildings Tour)