Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Salt Lake Liberty Ward Exterior


Construction began April 6, 1908 and was completed six months later, with services first held on October 11, 1908. The plan is unusual for LDS chapels, being in the shape of a traditional Christian cruciform. Additionally, the stained glass windows contain crosses, beehives and the first vision. The grand exterior stair leading to the tower entry has been completely changed, as can be seen from the original image below. The building was remodeled in 1917 by architects Cannon and Fetzer. And an Amusement Hall was added in 1924.

Image from Deseret News dated 10 Oct 1908

445 E Harvard
Salt Lake City, UT
Built 1908
Amusement Hall added 1924
Map Location of Building

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4 responses

  1. CatherineWO

    You have no idea how it brightens my day to see these images of buildings in my inbox so often.
    I played MIA girls basketball in this building in the early 1960s–many fun memories (though I was a terrible basketball player).
    Thank you!

    September 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

    • Glad to hear this, Catherine. Thanks so much for your interest in this project!

      October 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  2. I really enjoy your blog. One of the highlights of commuting to the University of Utah was getting to see many of the neat buildings in SLC.

    September 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    • Yes, there are a lot of great LDS chapels in SLC. And I am still discovering more each month. Thanks for stopping by.

      October 13, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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