Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

San Pedro Martir Ward Exterior


This meetinghouse was the first chapel built by the LDS Church in Mexico. Construction of the building took place in 1938 and was dedicated by Harold W. Pratt, who was President of the Mexican Mission, on May 22, 1938. The architectural style is Colonial Mexican. (Information and image graciously provided by Alfredo Villanueva)

Cinco de Mayo # 21
San Pedro Martir
Tlalpan, MEXICO
Built 1938
Map Location of Building

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7 responses

  1. Stan W

    It’s a beautiful building.

    October 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

  2. Th.

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    Funky.

    October 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  3. Yes, I quite like this building, especially how well it sits in an urban setting/busy street. Of course, that is from looking around Google street views, since I haven’t been there yet. I really like the entry at the tower and the use of ornament at key locations. Hopefully I can get some interior pictures as well.

    October 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

  4. Gerald S. Millward

    Wow! I am quite familiar with this building as I served as a missionary in the Mexican Mission from 1958-1960 and was assigned to San Pedro Martir to help reactivate inactive members of that branch. The missionaries lived adjacent to the chapel in Tlalpan and had to walk, bus, or hitch a ride to San Pedro Martir. I must admit I do not recall the building looking this good. In fact, I have two photographs (one exterior and one interior) of that chapel taken in 1958. I will e-mail it to you.

    Gerald Millward
    Mesa, AZ

    December 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

    • Fabulous! Thanks so much, Gerald.

      December 6, 2011 at 7:31 am

    • Kirk Henrichsen

      Gerald,
      I have been compiling a history of the Church in Mexico for the Church History department and would be very interested in the photographs of the San Pedro Martir capilla and any others that you have from your mission.
      Feel free to give me a call. 801.240.5472

      January 20, 2012 at 10:20 am

      • Gerald S. Millward

        I just saw your post…don’t look at this site too often. While serving my mission in Mexico I had the opportunity to go to all the branches (there were no wards) to audit their books while my companion tuned pianos. I tried to take pictures of each of the “facilities” – most were rented buildings or homes…most of the chapels were build within the Mexico City area. I’ll give you a call to discuss if anything I have would be useful to you.
        Gerald Millward
        Mesa, AZ
        480-924-5759
        miltez@cox.net

        June 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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