Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monument Park 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.

I stumbled across this ward and was mostly interested in the way the building was designed.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

There is one long hallway that runs the length of the entire building. Elegant chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and along the inside wall are pictures of the prophets of this dispensation.

The chapel has windows that go into this hallway, which made me think that the hallway was the result of a renovation. But it does appear to be the original floor plan.


  1. What a neat chapel. For it being a late 1940s to mid 1950s chapel, it's very elegant. Reminds me of a more decorative version of the Rose Park stake center, which was my home stake until four years ago.

    1. I've been meaning to visit Rose Park as well, Kelly. I'll have to check it out soon!

    2. That would be awesome. There's also a few old chapels in the area around Rose Park area going into Poplar Grove/Glendale that would be fun for you to see if you haven't.