Eagle Village


Photodocumentation between 1996 until 2016 of a large World War II era military barracks complex in Brigham City, Utah. These highly repetitive homogenous brick structures were built as a World War II military hospital, Bushnell Army Hospital, and adapted in the post-war period to a residential school for Native-Indian children. The school was in operation from 1950 to1984 housing over 2000 children at its peak as the largest Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school in the United States. During the period of photodocumentation the site was purchased by a New York development firm that intended to transform the barracks to a 'new urbanist' residential community sold as Eagle Village. The dense new-urbanist model did not prove feasible for the ideals of the American West and the barracks have since been demolished to make way for single family dwellings.