Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Claremont Ward Lobby

2334 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA
Architect: Possibly Leslie Dean Price (He designed the Overlook chapel in Walnut Creek – a similar looking building)
Dedicated 1955. Renamed Oakland 5th Ward in 1965. Ward dissolved in 1970 and sold to a Christian church – possibly the Unification Church (Moonies). Sold to Hare Krishna’s several years after this.
Now the New Jagannatha Puri (ISKCON Berkeley Hare Krishna Temple)
Click for Map Location of Building

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One response

  1. Gerald S. Millward

    I was a member of the Claremont Ward and helped built that chapel. Dean Price was the architect. My father was the Bishop during the time. I have some additional information, including a copy of the dedicatory program and some pictures taken during construction.

    Gerald S. Millward
    Mesa, AZ

    October 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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