Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Cedar City 1st Ward Rededication

(Photo from Cedar City Pictures Website)

I was excited to find out today that the Cedar City 1st Ward building, or historic Rock Church, will be Rededicated this Sunday after closing last year for renovations. The dedication will be at 6pm and the building will be open for tours both before and after from 5pm-8pm. I have not been to visit the building yet, but from what I understand, the Cultural Hall has been restored to its original design, including removal of carpet for the original hardwood floors and removal of the wall panels that covered the windows. The radiators were left for historical reasons, even though the building now has central heating and cooling. The original pews have been restored and the font and mural still remain even though it is no longer functional. This building was built when the original Tabernacle on Center and Main was sold to the Government to be demolished for a new Post Office, but the still-working clock from the Tabernacle can be seen in the steeple.

75 E Center
Cedar City, UT
Built 1931
Architect: Anderson and Young
Map Location of Building

3 responses

  1. We saw this building last year on the members tour for Utah Heritage Foundation and it has had wonderful stewards. Our guide was pleased to deliver stories of its construction as well as the preservation efforts in recent years to maintain it as a working meetinghouse. It is certainly one of the beloved landmarks of Cedar City and southwest Utah.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  2. I’m rather surprised they went through a lengthy restoration process without making the baptismal font functional.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  3. esplinlin

    very cool – I remember going to dance recitals in this building when I was a tiny girl. it’s a treasure

    June 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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