In Salt Lake some of the best architecture is found in its historic churches, cathedrals and tabernacles. Sadly these buildings are being destroyed at an alarming rate. My hope is that if people see the treasures that they have then they will preserve them. Hope you enjoy the tour of the Churches of Salt Lake!

All Photographs by Amber Swanson

Liberty Park Ward ChapelĀ  445 E. Harvard Ave. Salt Lake City, UT

Built: 1908, Remodeled in 1917 by Architects Cannon & Fetzer

Photo Taken: October 5, 2008

Interior Shots at LDSArchitecture

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1st Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 S. 200 E.

This is the oldest surviving Methodist church in Utah. http://firstmethodistslc.org/about-us/our-history/

Built: 1905-1906

Architect: Frederic Albert Hale

Style: Victorian Eclectic

Photo Taken: 09/26/2008

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This is the 24th Ward Chapel on Capitol Hill. The address is 700 N. 200 W, Salt Lake City. It was built in 1907. I haven’t been able to discover much more than that.

http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/UU_Photo_Archives/id/31039

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Sugarhouse Ward- 1950 S. 1200 E. Salt Lake City, UT

This church was built in 1924 in the Colonial Revival Style. This seems to be a popular style for the time period. It also seems there was a bit of an explosion in church building in Salt Lake around 1924. Not sure the reasons but it would be interesting to know. This church was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Architect: Franz Salzner

Photos taken: 9/28/2008

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Utah State History Collections

This site is a treasure trove for those interested in the history of Utah. Check out the collection of photographs of religious architecture. Sadly some of these buildings no longer exist.

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Wells LDS Chapel, 1990 S. 1500 E. Salt Lake City, UT

Built: 1920 Chapel built: 1926

Photos taken: 09/21/2008 by Amber Swanson

For interior shots: http://ldsarchitecture.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/wells-ward-chapel-interior-2/

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This is the Congregation Shaary Zedek Synagouge building. It is now used for Dixon & Associates but it once belonged to the 3rd Jewish congregation of Salt Lake City. The group was disbanded in 1935.

833 S. 200 E. Salt Lake City, UT

Style: Romanesque

Architect: John Emil Anderson

Built: 1919-1920

Photo Taken: 09/28/2008

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More Chapel Photos

Check out this site. Looks like some nice photos.

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A.M.E. Church (Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church)- 239 E. 600 S. Salt Lake City, UT

This church was built in 1907, but the congregation has been located in Salt Lake since the 1880’s and is a cultural and religious meeting place for the African American community in Salt Lake. The building was renovated in 1976 and is on the National and State registers of historic sites.

See this recent article about raising funds for renovation of the building. And see more photos of the church here.

Architect: Hurley Howell

Photo taken: Sept. 28, 2008

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31st Ward Chapel- 1140 S. 900 E. Salt Lake City, UT

This building is now used as a school called the Realms of Inquiry (fun to say I know). For a larger exterior shot click here or see this photo and this photo from who knows when.

I have not been able to find data as to when this church was built or who designed it. I will keep researching.

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