Thursday, February 11, 2016

Beaver Second Ward: Interior

A few years ago, the Beaver Second Ward chapel was drastically renovated--in fact, basically gutted and then rebuilt, because of the poor condition of the structure.

In the southern part (the original portion, even though it was rebuilt) of the building is now the cultural hall. The chapel used to be in this area.

The chapel has been moved into the northern addition to the building.

Why did the Church bother to extensively remodel the existing building if it was in such bad shape? A ward member told me that it was because of the efforts of a prominent citizen who is a member of the Church. Apparently, the original plan was to tear both original chapels down and build new ones; because of that member's efforts, they were both remodeled. Even so, the historical character has been retained fairly well.

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