Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mink Creek Ward: Interior

The chapel used to be quite ornate, especially for a small community. Apparently, local Church leaders were scolded for building such an ornate (and expensive) building here.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

Scott Haskins, who does art conservation work and occasionally is involved in Church projects, visited the chapel recently to check out the mural. Here's what it looks like now:

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As you'll notice, the chapel has changed directions; the mural is now at the back. Some of the decorations along the ceiling have also been lost.

The mural was painted by H. Helgeson, depicting Temple Square at that time.

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Scott visited the chapel because the Church was looking into extending the chapel (to increase capacity). If that is ever done, this mural will be moved to another wall. I'm encouraged to know that the building will stay, even if it's expanded to increase capacity.

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