Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Huntington Park Ward Exterior

Groundbreaking was held on Sunday, June 13, 1926 and completed by December 12 of that same year when meetings were first held in the building. The main hall had a seating capacity of 600 with an amusement hall directly below. On Sunday, January 2, 1927 the building was dedicated by Pres. Heber J Grant. Later that year plans were made to greatly expand the building to form the Los Angeles Stake Tabernacle. Construction on this Stake Center began January 3, 1928 and was completed on May 22, 1928. A unique feature of the Tabernacle was a Lounge, the idea of Stake President Caldwell, that offered a luxurious parlor for socializing. The Stake Tabernacle was eventually dedicated on June 2, 1929. More recently the building housed a Spanish-speaking Stake, but now houses only a single Spanish-speaking ward.

6531 Middleton St
Huntington Park, CA
Built 1926
Architect: Lawrence Nowell
Map Location of Building

4 responses

  1. Ah, I spent several months of my mission attending this building. Thanks for bringing back memories.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  2. David A.

    Same here. I loved serving in this ward. Thanks for posting this.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

  3. Helms, B.

    I served in this area as well. I have a neat story about the building.

    One p-day a couple of us Elders were going to get together to play b-ball. We entered the building and heard beautiful singing coming from the Chapel. Perplexed, we all ran to see who was singing so beautifully. As we got closer to the chapel the singing faded. When we opened the chapel doors we didn’t see anyone and the singing had totally stopped. We all stood and looked at each other for a moment. I think we were all wondering the same thing.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

  4. ryan

    Did you by chance get photos of the interior of this building? I would love to see how painter Conrad Buff’s artwork throughout out the halls and chapel are holding up.

    May 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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