Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Porterville Ward Exterior

Built 1898
Sold 1942 and remodeled into a private residence
Destroyed by fire in 2000

This meetinghouse is located on a beautiful site, elevated above the town and the river running adjacent. Built of a stone base and brick structure in 1898, the building cost around $5000 to construct. Containing a single large chapel space on the main floor, the room was able to be subdivided by curtains for Sunday School classes. The basement was an open hall for activities and dances. The original design contained a weather vane and a bell tower above the entry door on the west side.

The building is currently for sale.

1920 photo showing the main entry with original tower.
Here is an image of the building as a private residence prior to the fire.

Additional information:
The Old Porterville Ward
Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture & City Planning by C. Mark Hamilton, pg 88-89.
Wikipedia entry on Porterville, Utah


3 responses

  1. Terry W. Foster

    I sent an email a month or so ago with the Many Ward Meeting house pictures. I haven’t seen it added and wondered if I need to resubmit it.

    Thanks Terry

    September 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    • Terry, Please send them to me, I’d LOVE to see them. I’ll even post them online if you don’t mind.

      April 2, 2015 at 1:35 am

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