Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Las Vegas 16th, 23rd and 26th Ward Exterior

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on March 5, 1966, construction began on April 1, 1966, meetings were first held on September 24, 1967, and the building was dedicated on December 10, 1967 by Milton R. Hunter. It appears to be close in design to a Fairmont Standard Plan, but has quite a few unique features, including the glazing throughout and the steeple.

4201 E Stewart Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Built 1967
Map Location of Building


3 responses

  1. MC

    I wouldn’t want to see this style of building everywhere, but it’s absolutely perfect for Las Vegas or Phoenix.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    • I agree and enjoy seeing a regional approach in design to many of our buildings in the past. I wonder if *any* style of building is appropriate everywhere? Variety, uniqueness and regional distinction are one of the costs of Correlation in my opinion.

      December 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  2. esplinlin

    This was my meetinghouse during my youth. I remember it being built. My father, Thomas Dobrusky, and his partner, George Tate, had an architectural firm in Las Vegas (Tate and Dobrusky) that the church employed to assist on several buildings. Some of the distinct features in these buildings, such as the glazing, came from their influence. A few years ago when my father attended church with me in our Phoenix building, he walked into the chapel, took a look at the light fixtures and smiled, recognizing the fixtures as a variation of his own design from those years in Las Vegas.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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