Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Theodore G Ruegg

Berkeley Ward Relief Society Room

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
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Berkeley Ward Pipe Organ

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
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Berkeley Ward Exterior Detail

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Berkeley Ward Exterior Balconies


Small balconies coming off the Relief Society room.

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Berkeley Ward Chapel Exit

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
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Berkeley Ward Chapel Interior


The beautiful wood panel at the back slides down to allow for overflow into the cultural hall for larger meetings.

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Berkeley Ward Chapel Interior


The window blinds were drawn for General Conference, so it was a bit dark, and I unfortunately didn’t have my tripod. As a result, the picture is a little grainier than I would like, but it’s a magnificent chapel. And the low light adds to the rustic feel from the exposed wooden trusses.

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Berkeley Ward Window

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Berkeley Ward Exterior

1501 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA
Built 1934
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
Click for Map Location of Building


Vallejo Ward Exterior


This building was built in three main phases. The Assembly room that is now the Recreation Hall was built first in 1943. A large Classroom addition was built in 1954. Finally the Chapel and Tower as seen on the left half of this photo were added in 1955. The chapel and tower addition were planned at the time of the classroom addition in 1954. The most likely reason for separating the two phases a year apart from each other was funding. Fortunately, all three of these designs were all by the same architect. A fourth addition was done much later in 1973 by architect Brian L Johnson. This addition consisted of a new classroom wing that protruded forward towards the street and in some ways mirrored the chapel that also had been brought forward to the street.

110 Los Santos Ct
Vallejo, CA
Built 1943
Architect: Theodore G Ruegg
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