Sunday, June 25, 2017

"Those Who've Gone Before": Salt Lake Fourteenth Ward

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

Built in the 1910s, the Fourteenth Ward chapel in Salt Lake City had some rather plain architecture. However, it had a huge stained glass window that really set it apart.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
As you can see, the chapel itself, while nice, wasn't very ornate.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
 However, at the back of the chapel stood a huge stained glass window that faced the street.

(Image Source: Church History Library)
The chapel was torn down in the 1960s; the Salt Lake Palace was built in its spot. However, the window was saved, and is on display in the Church History Museum.


I should have included something for scale, because this window is quite large--I would guess around 8 feet tall; maybe taller.



This window really made the chapel something unique. It's quite ornate, and I'm glad it's been saved and preserved by the Church.


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