Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dry Creek Stake

The Dry Creek stake center in Springville is a standard building--but it includes some special historic elements from the now-destroyed Springville Second Ward.

(Source: Church History Library)

The Springville Second Ward was built in 1904 and renovated and rededicated (by President Hinckley) on March 1, 1998. It was a beautiful building, and I wish I had some pictures of the interior.

In 2006, an arsonist burned the church down. It was a tragic loss for the community. However, four stained glass windows and the pipe organ was saved. When the Dry Creek Stake Center was built in 2010, the windows and organ were installed in the otherwise normal, standard-plan building.

The stained glass windows are at the front of the chapel. I will be posting more pictures of them shortly.

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