Park City’s enduring spirit: a debate among churches and schools

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Park City’s title for “oldest building” hinges on how you define it. For purpose-built structures, the strong contenders are: George Washington School: Built in 1885 with local limestone, this schoolhouse served the growing community and signified Park City’s early commitment to education. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church: Established in 1881, the church building was completed in 1884 after a fire and reflects the area’s religious history.

While both structures stand proudly, the schoolhouse holds a slight edge due to its earlier documented construction date. Regardless, both buildings offer a look into Park City’s early era and enduring spirit.

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