Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Manila YSA Ward Exterior

This is definitely in my top five mid-century meetinghouses. The steeple is beautiful in its simplicity. And the repetition of structure and gabled windows is stunning. The chapel is directly across the street from a much newer meetinghouse and the American Fork Temple. I am unsure of the original name, date or architect, but hope to find out soon. If anyone has info, please share.

835 N 900 E
American Fork, UT
Map Location of Building


5 responses

  1. seshat

    that is breathtaking.

    You mention that it’s across the street from another meetinghouse; is it still owned and used by the LDS church? Please say yes….

    October 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  2. kordel

    I believe this is the building used by the Utah state developmental center for lds church services for their residents.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  3. H. K. Bangerter

    The architects were Jackson, Sharp, and Pineger, as-built design documents completed in 1968. I have a copy of Drawing A-1, showing it was approved by “W. L. P.” (for Wallace Lynn Pinegar), showing his initial “P” signature for the design dated 8 Aug 1966. Pinegar had been the firms chief draftsman, but was brought in as a partner in the early- to mid- 1960’s. I recognized his initial “P” because during the late 1970’s Pinegar was my mission president in Portugal, and that is how he signed our weekly reports after he had read them.

    September 25, 2015 at 11:38 am

    • H. K. Bangerter

      BTW – at the time, this building was called the “Branch Chapel at American Fork Training School”

      September 25, 2015 at 11:42 am

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