LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center in the Historic William D. Alexander House, 91 West 200 South – Weekly Feature

The Alexander House is the new home of Encircle LGBT + Family and Youth Resource Center. In keeping with its motto to “Love Louder,” Encircle’s goal is to provide a self and welcoming place for members of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and religions. Encircle coordinates programs, services, and events that focus on reducing the risk of suicide among LGBTQ youth and making Utah’s homes, schools, churches and society safer and more welcoming to them.

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The Alexander House was built in 1891 by William Denton Alexander, who was a well-known builder, a City Councilman, Justice of the Peace, and member of the Provo School Board. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is the only known example of Stick Style domestic architecture in Utah. The Stick Style includes exterior horizontal, vertical, and diagonal boards that represent the frame of the house but are only decorative. The design was popular in U.S. house pattern books in the 1870s and 1880s

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new photo: 2017
By Kaiguy817 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
old photo: c.1891