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!

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