Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Art Murals

Las Vegas 9th Ward Artwork


By Norwegian LDS sculptor Torleif S. Knaphus, 1954

3400 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Built 1961
Architect: Harold W Burton
Map Location of Building


Yale Ward Chapel Art


The chapel was locked, so this picture was taken through the lobby windows seen in the previous picture.

1431 E Gilmer Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Built 1924
Architect: Woolley and Evans
Classroom addition on west end in 1964 by Fetzer and Fetzer
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Highland Park Ward Mural

The large mural over the rostrum was painted in 1925 by Lee Greene Richards. There are also four smaller murals in the side aisles of the chapel that appear to be his as well. Pictures of those will be coming shortly.

2535 Douglas St
Salt Lake City, UT
Built 1924
Architect: Pope and Burton
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Ogden 4th Ward Font Room

In the original building, the baptismal font was located directly below this painted mural. Rather than the painting, though, there was some type of art glass window centered in the wall. In 1936, decorative railings were added around this font. Sometime prior to 1975, the art glass window was removed and this mural was added over the font. The text on the left wall of the painting says “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. And in the lower right corner is the artists name, C. E. Tillotson. During a building remodel in 1975, the font was moved to the other side of the room (to the right of this picture) and directly linked to new showers, changing rooms and restrooms. The font hole was filled in, floored over and the mural was preserved.

2115 Jefferson Ave
Ogden, UT
Built 1930
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