Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Whittier Ward Stained Glass

This window is located at the rear of the chapel facing the street where the entry is. The Amusement hall was built first, just after the creation of the ward in 1924. After the Hall was completely paid off in 1936, the building was dedicated, and work began on the Chapel. By 1938, the Chapel was completed, paid off, and dedicated by David O McKay. The design of this meetinghouse was done by Church Headquarters as one of the Department Projects, most of which were actually designed by Joseph Don Carlos Young.

1515 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Amusement Hall built 1925
Chapel built 1936-1938
Architect: Department Project
Map Location of Building


4 responses

  1. Andy Hardwick

    Why does it have a cross?

    September 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    • Are you referring to the crosses at the top of each glass panel? Crosses are quite common in religious art and architecture. They are not as common in LDS buildings, but certainly can be found in a good number of the older buildings.

      September 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

  2. Raymond Takashi Swenson

    My wife and I attended the Whittier Ward during our first year of marriage, 1972-73. We had never seen a meetinghouse like that before, or since. In the entrance lobby, there was a large painting or mural, but we can’t remember what it depicted.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

    • Susan Whitelock Burt

      The mural is a depiction of Captain Moroni hoisting the Title of Liberty. I used to know the story behind it and the name of the artist… but, time has done its work on my memory.

      August 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

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