Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Archive for June 20, 2011

Provo 9th and 19th Ward Chapel Interior

This is a great example of a beautiful and striking mid-century building that is both a product of its time while remaining in the overall confines of a standard plan. Some unique features include exposed wooden structural columns, a magnificent continuous wood paneling that links together the organ, rostrum, ceiling, chapel, cultural hall and stage together into one unifying element. Additionally there is a “cry room” at the right front side of the room connected by a window with great views of the rostrum. Finally there are two fixed pulpits, both off-center; one for speakers and one for the chorister. The window at the left side of the photo will be covered tomorrow.

667 N 600 E
Provo, UT
Built 1959; Dedicated 1963
Architect: Dixon, Knell and Long
Click for Map Location of Building

UHF Road Trip to Cedar City

The Utah Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a road trip to Cedar City that may interest you. It is happening this Saturday, June 25th and will be visiting some of the great buildings in Iron County. Here is a link with more information. The itinerary is here and you can register here. They will be visiting several historic LDS meetinghouses in southern Utah, including the Parowan Rock Church, the Parowan 3rd Ward, and the Cedar City Old Rock Church. These are three significant chapels that I have not highlighted on this site yet.