Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Salt Lake 10th Ward Chapel Interior

420 S 800 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Gothic revival chapel built 1909
Map Location of Building

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6 responses

  1. MC

    Beautiful. I know the Church has limited resources, but I wish we could have just one building like this in every metropolitan area with multiple stakes, to use for special meetings. Of course, building temples in those places is a much higher priority.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  2. Glen Larson

    If my memory services me correct, this is the building where President Gordon B. Hinkley attend church. Hinckley told the story were he was singing “Praise to the Man,” and the spirit confirmed to him this was the true church. He was in either the balcony or in the back while his father Bryant was presiding as Stake President. Can someone confirm? Thanks.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    • Jim

      Glen, I believe that the President Hinckley’s “Praise to the Man” Story happened at the Granite Tabernacle.

      February 15, 2012 at 7:54 am

  3. Paul Slaughter

    It was the 10th Ward Chapel:

    (First Presidency Message, from the August 1983 Ensign, by Gordon B. Hinckley)
    Many years ago when at the age of twelve I was ordained a deacon, my father, who was president of our stake, took me to my first stake priesthood meeting. In those days these meetings were held on a week night. I recall that we went to the Tenth Ward building in Salt Lake City, Utah. He walked up to the stand, and I sat on the back row, feeling a little alone and uncomfortable in that hall filled with strong men who had been ordained to the priesthood of God. The meeting was called to order, the opening song was announced, and—as was then the custom—we all stood to sing. There were perhaps as many as four hundred there. Together these men lifted their strong voices, some with the accents of the European lands from which they had come as converts, all singing these words with a great spirit of conviction and testimony:

    Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
    Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.
    Blessed to open the last dispensation,
    Kings shall extol him, and nations revere.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    • Jim

      I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight.

      February 16, 2012 at 7:14 am

  4. Love the blog, and I love this chapel. We briefly attended church in the 10th ward as newlyweds and I blessed our first child in this chapel, so it will always hold a special place for our family, thanks for sharing.

    February 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm

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