Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

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
Click for Map Location of Building

3 responses

  1. O how lovely was the morning! Beautiful work.

    April 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm

  2. John Richards

    Lee Greene Richards was my grandfather. My father, Horace S.E. Richard’s, told me that Lee Greene Richards could not go to the Sacred Grove. Neither the Church nor he could afford the trip. Therefore my grandfather researched the biology of the sacred Grove and regions close by. The plants represented in the painting are the plants that would naturally been growing in upstate New York in the springtime at the time of the 1st vision. It is a portrayal of what Joseph Smith would have seen as he left the Grove.

    November 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    • It is a beautiful painting and great centerpiece for the chapel. I really enjoyed the others he did in the room as well and keep forgetting to post them.

      November 23, 2011 at 6:14 am

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