Located at 396 North 100 West in Provo and built 1925, the Provo 4th Ward Building stands out as another gorgeous formal chapel.
It is now an apartment building, but was in the past started being built in 1915, but stopped because of World War I. The saints met in the basement. After the war they continued building and finally dedicated it in 1925. Church President Heber J. Grant came from Salt Lake City to dedicate the building. They even had door prizes at the dedication. They included a lifetime Schaeffer Pen set, a 1925 Chevrolet car and a live bull.
A list of the historic church buildings in Salt Lake City that I’ve come across.
First Latter-day Saint Chapel in Phoenix
The first meetinghouse in Phoenix for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) was built on this site by the three-hundred-member congregation of the Phoenix Ward. At the time, J. Robert Price was bishop.
Since their beginning in 1912 with nine members, the Latter-day Saints in Phoenix had met in four different locations – – the Knights of Pythias Hall at 23 East Washington Street, a laundry at 534 West Washington Street, an old Spanish-style building at 121 South First Avenue, and a room over a bicycle shop at 237 North Fifth Street. They purchased this area on the eastern edge of Phoenix’s original city plat and built their first chapel 1918-1919.
The handsome meetinghouse – – designed by Pop and Burton, Architects, of Salt Lake City – – was an early example of the influence Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture had in the Southwest. The Latter-day Saints worshipped here for nearly thirty years. Phoenix used it as a community center, and weekly businessmen’s luncheons and youth dances were held in the building.
By 1923, a thriving congregation (ward) of 730 made it necessary to expand the building; after further expansion in 1926, the meetinghouse filled this plaza area. Other wards were organized and more chapels were built, but the Phoenix First Ward continued to meet here until 1948, and Brill was completed. The building on this site was sold to another church and eventually demolished in 1969.
Bishop J. Robert Price, 1918-1926
Bishop George F. Price, 1926-1928
Bishop John H Udall, 1928-1938
Bishop Arch B. Campbell, 1938-1950
Sons of Utah Pioneers, Salt River Chapter and Historic Arts and Sites Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Plaque located in Heritage Square.
See other historic markers in the series on this page for SUP Markers.
Archbishop Joseph S. Alemany of the Diocese of San Francisco asked Father Lawrence Scanlan to settle in the mining town of Silver Reef and minister to the miners and their families. Father Denis Kiely arrived in Utah in 1874 and assisted Father Scanlan in Silver Reef. Fathers Henry T. Hyde, P. O’Conner, and P. Galligan also also served the people in Silver Reef from 1880 to 1882.
In 1879, Father Scanlan established the St. John’s Catholic Church, the Silver Reef Hospital, and St. Mary’s School in Silver Reef.
When the church was first constructed, it didn’t have a tower. But Father Hyde collected money and eventually the tower was erected and a 400 lb bell was installed.
St. John’s Church was closed in 1885.
In 1895, William Stirling purchased and moved the vacant St. John’s Catholic Church from Silver Reef to Leeds. He converted the building into the Leeds Social Hall or “Old Stirling Hall.”
This lovely Old Church, built in 1929, is located in Joseph, Utah and has been meticulously remodeled to ensure that you and your group have a wonderful time.
This building once was an LDS Church and then used as a city office building. Now the Old Church offers the ultimate getaway for family reunions, corporate retreats, business meetings, weddings, group gatherings, and more!
This Bell is mounted on top of a brick monument in front of the Old Church Vacation Rental.
First Methodist Episcopal Church (also known as First United Methodist Church) is a historic church at 200 S. 200 East in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It was designed by architect Frederick Albert Hale and was built in 1905. Hale designed dozens of Salt Lake City buildings and a number of churches outside the state, but this was his only church in Utah.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Utah’s oldest non-Mormon Church in continuous use. Begun in 1870-1871, completed 1882-1902.
Architect Richard Upjohn, Founder of A.I.A.
A fire in 1935 gutted the sanctuary, but the church was rebuilt following the original design.
The First Branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence was organized in 1873. Joseph Smith III on April 6th, 1888 laid the cornerstone of this cut sandstone building.