Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Beverly Hills Ward Chapel Interior

I believe this building is now called the Westwood Ward, but originally was the Beverly Hills Ward. Built several years prior to the Los Angeles Temple, this Chapel is located several blocks behind it. I love how the Sacrament table is not only centered in the room, but also brought forward as the closest element to the pews. The pulpit is pushed to the side as is the clerk table. This arrangement shows the importance of the sacrament over that of the spoken word.

10740 Ohio Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Built 1950
Architect: Harold W Burton
Map Location of Building


5 responses

  1. CatherineWO

    I love the choir pews with the organ pipes above them. I would love to hear (and see) a choir sing with the organ in this chapel.

    April 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    • Yes, it’s really nice how high above the main floor they are. I’ll bet the sound carries really well. And I believe there are rooms beneath them, so it’s not even a waste of space.

      April 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  2. seshat

    is that a window or an artificial light to the right of the organ pipes?

    April 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    • It’s a window. There is also one to the left of the pipes as well.

      April 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  3. alliegator321

    The small building we go to when we’re in northern CA has the sacrament table front and center (maybe slightly to the side) like that. There was also a building in Las Vegas (Henderson actually) that made me think of you when I went to it. It was different. The chapel (including the benches) was curved.

    April 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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