Sunday, December 24, 2017

Richfield (Sevier Stake) Tabernacle

The original Sevier Stake Tabernacle (in Richfield, Utah) was a stunning piece of architecture. It was completed around the turn of the century.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

Unfortunately, the tabernacle really didn't last long. It was seismically unstable, and Richard Jackson noted that during a meeting in 1912, a large piece of the ceiling fell, creating a panic in the congregation. The tabernacle was torn down soon afterward. In its place, in 1930, came the new tabernacle.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

It still stands today.

The majority of the building is a larger version of the red brick Colonial Revival style that was used in many LDS chapels of the period.

However, what really sets the building apart is its front entrance--with grand staircases, greek columns, and leaded glass.

I'm glad to see that this building is still being used!


  1. I got a question. What are some of the things this tabernacle has been used for? I would like to do an organ recital in this tabernacle. But I'm not sure who runs that part of the organization.

  2. Ben, email me at
    I may be able to help