Torrey Log Church-Schoolhouse

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Torrey Log Church--Schoolhouse
HistoricSchoolhouse TorreyUT.jpg
Torrey Log Church-Schoolhouse is located in Utah
Torrey Log Church-Schoolhouse
Location Approximately 49 E. Main St., Torrey, Utah
Coordinates 38°17′57″N 111°25′10″W / 38.29917°N 111.41944°W / 38.29917; -111.41944Coordinates: 38°17′57″N 111°25′10″W / 38.29917°N 111.41944°W / 38.29917; -111.41944
Built 1898
Architect Erickson G. Henry
Architectural style Greek Revival, Vernacular, log
Governing body Private
MPS LDS Church Buildings in Utah MPS
NRHP Reference # 93000411
Added to NRHP May 14, 1993[1]

The Torrey Log Church-Schoolhouse was built in Torrey, Utah in 1898 as a LDS meetinghouse and schoolhouse. The one story log structure served as the school until 1917, and as a meetinghouse until 1928.

The single story log building measures approximately 37 by 21 feet (11.3 by 6.4 m). The interior is a single room with an entrance on the south side and windows on the east and west sides. The windows have pedimented heads, an unusual detail in a log structure, and show a Greek Revival influence. The shingled hip roof displays a pronounced flare at the eaves and features a bell tower over the front door.The interior space is open to the rafters and is sheathed with beaded planking. Metal tie rods prevent the walls from spreading.[2]

The building continued to be used as a meeting place for the local Daughters of Utah Pioneers chapter until the 1970s. After an abortive project in the 1980s to renovate the building as an information station, the building was given to the DUP on the condition that it be moved off the LDS church property. It was moved in 1991 to a temporary location, with the intention of constructing a foundation and basement.[2] It has since been fully restored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Pace, Jessie; Shepherd, Charles (January 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Torrey Log Church/Schoolhouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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