164 S Main
Spring City, UT
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This entry was posted on July 19, 2011 by lds architecture. It was filed under Meetinghouses, Pulpits, Spring City Ward, United States .
I really love that there’s just a lectern here, not a big stand that stretches the width of the chapel–seems radically democratic, not to mention thoroughly protestant.
It just occurred to me how much some of the bigger rostrums or pulpits or whatever they’re called in LDS meetinghouses look like altars, even though the only thing we really need an altar for would be preparing the sacrament, but that doesn’t seem to be the right terminology or nuance for that space either….
July 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Yes, I really like this too. The metal rails and red curtains are serving the privacy purposes of the long rostrum we have today. Back then, women wore longer dresses and didn’t sit on the stand (that I know of) so there was no need for a “screen” which is why the older buildings didn’t have them.
July 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm
Seriously?! the real point of that huge rostrum is so nobody can look up women’s skirts?
That might make sense if we had women bishops and women regularly sat on the stand–especially the first row.
Are you sure it’s not so no one will have to watch the second counselor adjust his testicles?
July 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm
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