Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Archive for September 15, 2011

Utah State Meetinghouse Chapel Detail

I learned today from several comments on a previous post that this building, the ‘Golden Toaster,’ is going to be demolished. This will occur through a land swap with Utah State University in order to build a newer meetinghouse in another part of the campus. I agree with the article that the site is a fabulous location and will be great for the University to have. But I am profoundly disappointed that this building will be gone. It is by far one of my favorite mid-century buildings and is wonderfully designed and detailed. Losing this building is going to hurt. Here are all the pictures I have posted on this meetinghouse.

650 N 1200 E
Logan, UT
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Ogden Tabernacle Detail

I love the details on this building – particularly around the front entry, which have sort of a Mayan feel to them, most likely inspired by the Book of Mormon. Hopefully these will remain through the current remodel that is taking place.

2145 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
Built 1952
Architect: Fred L Markham
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Ogden Tabernacle Exterior

This building is currently under renovation along with the adjacent Ogden Temple. I am unsure as to what changes will be made to the building other than the removal of the steeple. It is unfortunate that such a great steeple will be gone.

2145 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
Built 1952
Architect: Fred L Markham
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