Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Riverton Second Ward

The Riverton Second Ward was built in 1927.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
Minus the addition of a steeple (which seems to be confusingly common with these buildings), and the usual additions on the back, it's pretty much the same.

 I love the steep roof. It gives the chapel a nice feel, as I'll show in my next posts.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tremonton First Ward: Interior Details

I couldn't help but compare this relief to the replica in the Manti Tabernacle:

While the image itself is almost exactly the same (except for some changes to the buildings, hills, etc.), the colors are very different. In Manti, they're muted; here, they're quite vibrant, but still done in soft tones. I really like the effect.

Finally, in going throughout the building, there is woodwork all along the walls, even in smaller hallways. It really gives the chapel a nice feel.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tremonton First Ward: Chapel Interior

This chapel is characterized by its fine woodwork (exposed in the beams above), and a relief of Torlief Knaphus' "Woman at the Well."

I really liked this chapel. In my next post, we'll take a closer look at the relief, and some other details.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tremonton First Ward

It doesn't appear this building has changed too much over the years--the roof style has changed, and some decorative elements over the front door appear to have faded. It was built in 1928.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
 Interior pictures are coming soon.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Those Who've Gone Before": Newton Ward Chapel

Built in the late 1940s, the Newton Ward chapel was a curious structure made of yellow brick, but still beautiful in its own right.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
One local member, Everett Thorpe, painted a beautiful mural titled "Suffer the Children." It is 6 feet high and 8 feet wide. It was hung at the front of the chapel.

(Image Source)
The members had to fight to save this painting--twice. When the building was remodeled in the 1970s, the Church's building committee planned to remove it from the chapel, as the policy no longer allowed paintings in the chapel. The members absolutely refused, and it stayed where it was.

There is a Youtube video of a member walking through the building here. At around 9:00, you can see the picture in the chapel.

In 2002, the building was replaced with a standard one. This time, the members were told that there was no place to hang the painting in the building (which seems highly unlikely to me); however, after some discussion, it was hung in the north lobby, where it continues to be admired by the local members.

Thanks goodness the local members cared enough about this painting to do something about it. Now, it can be enjoyed for years to come.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brigham City First Ward: Windows Detail

The windows in the Brigham City First Ward chapel are a very simple stained (colored) type of glass, but it gives a warm glow to the room. The brick patterns on the exterior also cast interesting shadows on the windows and across the chapel.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Brigham City First Ward: Interior

This is a very nice, small chapel. I really liked the ceiling, the warm glow from the colored glass, and the cry room (and only overflow) on the right side of the chapel. The ward has even kept up the "Sacrament Hymns" and "Temple Schedule" signs in the front corners of the chapel.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Brigham City First Ward

The first ward has moved around a lot in Brigham City. It was originally located at 300 S and 100 E, and that chapel still stands. That one was built in the 1880s. By 1905, they needed more room, so a new chapel was constructed on the corner of 300 S and 200 E:

Even these were too small, so in 1924, they moved to a new building at the corner of 300 E and 100 S.

The older two buildings are still standing. The second is owned by a Presbyterian Church, and was used until 2010. Unfortunately, that church is actively seeking to raise funds to raze the building and construct a new building on the site. It's too bad, since it's still a beautiful building. Even so, the newest one is a beautiful building, and I'm glad it still stands.

You'll notice that the first picture was taken in the summer; the second one was in the winter. I had to visit this chapel a few times in order to be able to get inside. Those pictures will be shown in upcoming posts.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Herriman Ward: Interior

As mentioned in my other post, the original portion of the building has now been divided into classrooms. Here's the main hall that runs down the length of that portion.

 Each classroom has one of the windows, though; and I believe those are original.

On the side of the building is this lobby. You can head downstairs (where there's another floor of classrooms, up to the main floor, or up the staircase that winds around a bit.

At the top is this small room, with original doors and panels remaining.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Herriman Ward

The Herriman Ward Chapel was built in 1925. (You'll notice that some Church architect decided to show that the steeple was no longer flat by drawing on the picture below...oh well.)

(Image Source: Church History Library)
The exterior really hasn't changed too much--a new steeple, and it's been added onto (like most historic chapels).

However, the original part of the building doesn't even serve as the chapel anymore; it's now classrooms. (Interior shots will be posted shortly.) There used to be a door entering the building:

(Image Source: Church History Library)
That was removed in the 1960s, and replaced with a plaque.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Morgan Stake Tabernacle: Interior

This building does retain a historical feel; at the same time, it's pretty obvious that it's been remodeled many times.

The chapel itself is not very wide, and longer than usual.

The windows show how thick the walls are, though. The walls themselves have been standing, for a long, long time.