In 1908, this picture of the Provo Woolen Mills was taken from the corner of 200 West and 100 North in Provo, and I included what the area currently looks like below.
Photo courtesy of the Provo City Library
This lot stands the State of Utah Fourth District Judicial Building and a nice big parking lot. Next to the flag pole in front of the Judicial building there is a plaque commemorating this old building. It reads:
"In 1870-72, four rods [60 feet] north of this site, Provo Woolen Factory was build at a cost of $155,000. Main building was stone, 65x145 ft., 4 stories high; another was 33x134 ft., 2 1/2 stories. A county court house built on this block in 1867 and John Taylor's flour mill became part of the plant. These properties, workmen, and materials were obtained by issuing stock. Machinery installed costing $75,000. Employees were paid in factory scrip, first cloth dyed by H. B. Smart, produced in 1873. It was the largest manufacturer of woolen fabrics west of Mississippi River. Jesse Knight purchased the mills in 1910 and operation continued until 1932."
A really good history of the building can be found at Utah History To Go. I thought that the building was destroyed in a fire, which is what shut it down, but the fire occurred in 1918 and the buildings were rebuilt. The buildings were probably just destroyed after the mill shut down.
I did want to take a second to highlight a really cool building located to the east of this lot. The J Will Robinson Federal Building is located on the block to the east of the Judicial Building on 100 North. I couldn't find any history on when it was built. However, it has a very distinct Art Deco style, which means it was probably built around the 1930's. Here is a picture of it from the 1930s and what it looks like today:
Photo Courtesy of the Provo City Library