Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Lehi North Branch Meetinghouse Exterior


The original rectangular chapel (with the gothic windows) was built in 1894 at Lehi Junction where two rail lines converged. By 1903 this became the Lehi 3rd Ward. In 1917 the cross-wing addition at the left side of the photo was built almost doubling the size of the building. A 1936 renovation involved painting the exterior brick and adding the single-story foyer vestibule on the right side of this photo. This was the entry into the original chapel. By 1943 the ward membership had grown to eight hundred. As a result a new and much larger building was built several blocks east of this building. In 1953 the entire building was sold and used as a private residence. The current owners are the second owners since the church sold the building. By the time the current owners purchased the home, the windows had been broken out by vandals and the old chapel had been used as a woodworking/machine shop. The original flooring still remains, although there is an oil spill on the wood floor from the shop. This space is now a living room for the present family where a loft has also been added. There are two gothic arched doors from the Lehi 4th Ward rostrum that were bought by the family and installed in this living room as well. One door is on the main floor and the other is at the loft level. Dormers were added to the north wing, and the exterior brick was stripped of its paint and restored to the original state. This is the only historic LDS meetinghouse remaining in Lehi.

Later known as the Lehi 3rd Ward Meetinghouse
1190 N 500 W
Lehi, UT
Built 1894; 1917 cross-wing addition; 1936 renovation
Sold 1953; Now Personal Residence
National Register of Historic Places
Click for Map Location of Building

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5 responses

  1. I have a personal connection with this building. Not only did I grow up just a mile north of it, my great great great grandpa’s family supplied the brick for it. The Slater Brick Co. operated during this time at Lehi Junction, which is where General Refractories was built.

    June 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

  2. Steve_G

    Too bad the dormer sticks out like a sore thumb. The dormer windows are small, so they likely can’t be used as a bedroom egress, so I’m nut sure what value they provide to the occupants. Otherwise its a neat building.

    June 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    • I was also trying to figure out why they added them. There is also another dormer that appears to be larger on the other side of this wing. My guess is it was simply to add more natural light upstairs.

      June 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    • Scott Lamb

      I am the current owner. The dormers are original so if you think that they “stick out like a sore thumb” then you need to take that up with the architect. Oh ya he is long dead!

      December 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

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