Sunday, January 15, 2017

"Those Who've Gone Before": Salt Lake Twelfth & Thirteenth Ward

This series honors LDS Architecture that is no longer standing. To see all the posts in this series, click here.

I don't have an exact date on when this chapel was built; it was likely around 1910. It had a really lovely design, but the building itself didn't last long--it was razed in the 1940s.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

One of the building's most beautiful features was a stained glass window of Christ teaching the Apostles. It was donated by Mary Ellen Spencer Lonsdale, in honor of her parents, John and Mary Ann Butler Spencer. Fortunately, when the building was razed, the Church saved the window, and now hangs in a prominent location of the Church History Museum.

The window is quite lovely; the horizontal lead lines in the window are thick, giving it a sturdy design. The lead line at the tip of Christ's extended finger bulges upward; the window is clear about the importance of the main subject.

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