Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Claremont Ward Lobby

2334 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA
Architect: Possibly Leslie Dean Price (He designed the Overlook chapel in Walnut Creek – a similar looking building)
Dedicated 1955. Renamed Oakland 5th Ward in 1965. Ward dissolved in 1970 and sold to a Christian church – possibly the Unification Church (Moonies). Sold to Hare Krishna’s several years after this.
Now the New Jagannatha Puri (ISKCON Berkeley Hare Krishna Temple)
Click for Map Location of Building


One response

  1. Gerald S. Millward

    I was a member of the Claremont Ward and helped built that chapel. Dean Price was the architect. My father was the Bishop during the time. I have some additional information, including a copy of the dedicatory program and some pictures taken during construction.

    Gerald S. Millward
    Mesa, AZ

    October 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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