Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Logan 6th Ward Exterior

This Gothic style church is in a prominent location of Logan. The cornerstone was laid in 1908, the first meeting held in 1909, and the building completed in 1910. The Dedication was performed by James E Talmage once the building was completely paid off in 1917. A Cultural hall was added to the west of the building in 1927 and dedicated in 1930. The building was sold between 1972 and 1979. By 1979 the building was a printing shop called Deseret Towers in which no major modifications were made to the building. Recently the building has served as the Maranatha Baptist Church and is currently called the Alpine Church. The steeple has been significantly modified as has the interior chapel space.

395 S Main Street
Logan, UT
Built 1910
Architect: K. C. Schaub and Joe Monsen
Sold between 1972 and 1979, now called the Alpine Church
Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Click for Map Location of Building

5 responses

  1. seshat

    I swear, the church would sell the gold plates themselves if owning them became inconvenient or too expensive.

    Seriously: the story about Esau selling his birthright for a mess of pottage: do none of the building dudes have a sense of how despicable that was meant to be? Contrast it to the story of the man who sold all his various possessions in order to purchase and possess one single pearl of great price, because owning one truly beautiful precious thing is better than having a whole mess of crappy, inferior pieces of junk.

    The people who make decisions to sell buildings like this are soulless bureaucrats who couldn’t recognize beauty or if they walked right into it..

    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    • It is definitely a shame that so many of our beautiful buildings have been sold off. I do not know the details around why this building was sold, but I will look into it. Sadly it is quite often a decision of the stake leaders, with the support of the members of the wards involved. Not much can be done when the congregation chooses to sell their building for a larger/newer one. That may not have been the case here, but I have seen it with many other buildings.

      September 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      • seshat

        Sadly it is quite often a decision of the stake leaders, with the support of the members of the wards involved.

        that’s awful. It’s like selling your grandma for a newer model.

        I never before made this connection, but I guess it’s no surprise that one of the best loved movies the church ever made is “Johnny Lingo.” Want to prove that something is valuable? Sell it or buy it. but above all, assign it a price. Don’t decide it’s priceless and beyond buying or selling–no one would know how to value something that commands no currency on the market.

        September 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  2. Elizabeth Fletcher Snow

    Sad indeed. The same thing happened to the Logan First Ward and the Logan 7th Ward.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

  3. David Sandberg

    I was a member of the 14th ward at the time it was sold. The 14th ward was formed by a split of the sixth ward in the late 1940s. We moved out in May of 1978 to a new church that had been constructed on 600 South 100 West. I have many great memories of attending church activities in this building, and it was a sad day when we moved. I have some interior and exterior photographs of the building that were taken the month before we moved.

    October 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

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