Thursday, September 10, 2015

St. George Fifth Ward

For how old St. George is as a pioneer settlement, you'd think there'd be more historic chapels around. Of course, there's the tabernacle (which is beautifully preserved) and the temple, but all the regular meetinghouses are new, generic buildings. In fact, the oldest one still standing, the St. George Fifth Ward chapel, was constructed in the early 1950s (but after 1951).

(Image Source: Church History Library) 

The building has 3 floors (which includes a full basement). There are some beautiful paintings in the chapel that I will show in my next post.

A kind ward member showed me around the building and noted that this is the chapel Elder Jeffrey R. Holland attended while growing up. She also mentioned that they expect it to undergo a renovation shortly. I'm glad this building is still standing.

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