19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall

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19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall
19th Ward Meetinghouse SLC.jpg
Both buildings in 2013
19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall is located in Utah
19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall
19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall is located in the US
19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall
Location 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates 40°46′49″N 111°53′42″W / 40.78028°N 111.89500°W / 40.78028; -111.89500Coordinates: 40°46′49″N 111°53′42″W / 40.78028°N 111.89500°W / 40.78028; -111.89500
Area less than one acre
Built 1890 (1890)
Architect Bowman, Robert
NRHP reference # 76001820[1]
Added to NRHP May 28, 1976

The 19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall, at 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

It was built in 1896. Its architecture is significant in American history as reflecting changes imposed upon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) by outside influences. Pressure included various Federal enforcement efforts following upon the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1877, which outlawed polygamy. In effect, the LDS Church capitulated, and sought to adopt different values in conformity with world-wide ones. The meetinghouse was designed by architect Robert Bowman and represented a "totally out of character" change in style; it includes an "oriental, Byzantine, or German Renaissance-inspired onion dome". It was no longer a church when listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2]

The building currently houses the Salt Lake Acting Company and their popular Saturday's Voyeur production.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Allen D. Roberts (January 2, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: 19th Ward Meetinghouse and Relief Society Hall" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos
  3. ^ "Salt Lake Acting Company".