Take a step back in time and experience the history of Downtown Provo! Provo City has released a free interactive mobile app “Provo Historic Tours”. This tour app will guide you through Historic Downtown Provo while providing a detailed view into the evolution of 20 historic sites. The app features historic photographs of each tour site that have recently been re-photographed. App users can simply slide a finger across these photographs to fade between the historic and current views, watching each site change over more than a century.
The app provides walking directions to guide visitors from site to site, allowing them to tour all 20 sites at their own pace, or the app can be used to explore Provo’s historic downtown from home. Other features include written histories, audio narration, and extensive historic photographs. The Provo Historic Tours app is a fun and interactive way for people of all ages to learn more about the history of Provo.
I would like to give special thanks to Susan Fales and Ann Lambson on Provo’s Landmarks Commission for the countless hours of research and editing they volunteered and to Harlan Harrison for narrating each site.3