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Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT

Mormon Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT

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Summary

See also HABS UT-36-2 for additional documentation.
Significance: The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints started construction of its Salt Lake City Tabernacle on 26 July 1864, and held its first conference in the immense auditorium three years later. A balcony, added in 1870, completed the building.
Completed when Salt Lake City was still an isolated pioneer settlement, the tabernacle remained the largest auditorium in the state for over a century. The building is the largest existing work of timber roof framing in the United States: an unparalleled demonstration of heavy timber construction, it remains in excellent condition.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-3
Survey number: HAER UT-1
Building/structure dates: 1864- 1867 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1870 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Folsom, William H
Grow, Henry
Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
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Location

salt lake city40.77074, -111.89107
Google Map of 40.7707425, -111.8910709
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