Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Smithfield

Smithfield Tabernacle Exterior


A one-story addition was attached to the rear of this building at some point. All of the gothic-style windows in the chapel were removed and bricked in – I’m assuming this was done after the building was sold. Also, the steeple has been removed. Much of the brick detailing is still intact and is quite nice. If anyone has access to pictures of this building when it functioned as a church, I would be very interested to see them.

Center St and Main St
Smithfield, UT
Built 1883-1902
Click for Map Location of Building


Smithfield Tabernacle Detail


Construction began in April of 1883 and was completed in December of 1902. Unique to this building is the phrase “Holiness to the Lord” placed over the entry which is typically reserved for Temples. The 6.1 magnitude earthquake to hit the Logan area in 1962 was reported to have badly damaged the building stating that it “probably should be condemned.” (30 Aug 1962 Herald Journal) Today the building appears to be owned by the city as some type of recreation hall. I am unsure of the date the building was sold.

Center St and Main St
Smithfield, UT
Built 1883-1902
Click for Map Location of Building


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