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438 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

This cool looking building was originally the 2nd Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until it was replaced with this building down the road. I wondered for a few years what it was and finally Jacob Oscarson pointed out this map.


“The first Scandinavian saints who arrived in Utah in 1852, located in the 2nd Ward and the first Scandinavian meetings in Utah were also held in this ward.

An adobe school house was erected on 7th South St. between 4th and 5th East street in 1852. This was replaced by a brick building in 1883, which, after the erection of a fine ward chapel on the corner of 7th South and 5th East streets, was used as a knitting factory.”

–  Andrew Jenson’s Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints