Sunday, July 24, 2016

Edgehill Ward

Note: This post is one in a series that focuses on LDS architecture that is not historic, but that departs from standard cookie-cutter plans to become unique and beautiful in a different way. To see all of these posts, click here.

The Edgehill Ward (near Sugarhouse) was built about 1941.

(Image Source: Church History Library) 
The landscaping is done very well--the staircase up to the chapel (there's on on either side) gives it a grand feel.

I did poke around the interior of this building, but there wasn't too much unique inside to document.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
What's more, I actually like the details they added later (even if it replaced the unique writing on the front of the building).

What should be on the front but another copy of Torleif' Knaphus' work? He's found in a lot of places. Now, here's the thing--this used to be in color. And I'm not talking about years ago--even recently I've seen photos of this chapel with the relief in color.

Either the color was removed fairly recently or I unluckily visited during a time when they're refinishing the exterior. Even without color, this is quite nice. I wish we could put more of this type of thing on our buildings.


  1. I believe the original of this is inside the [original] Provo Temple.

  2. The original is actually located at the Cardston Temple, but a copy is located in the Provo Temple lobby. It was moved there from the Monroe Ward chapel. You can read the history here: