Alpine Stake Tabernacle

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Coordinates: 40°22′35″N 111°47′44″W / 40.3765°N 111.7955°W / 40.3765; -111.7955

The Alpine Stake Tabernacle in American Fork, Utah

The Alpine Stake Tabernacle or Alpine Tabernacle, located at 110 E. Main Street in American Fork, Utah, functions as a meeting place for large gatherings of members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern Utah County for worship services. The building is part of the American Fork Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Construction[edit]

Plans for the tabernacle began soon after the formation of the Alpine Stake and drawings were made by the architectural design firm Liljenberg & Maeser.[1] Construction on the foundation began in 1909 and the cornerstone was dedicated in 1910 by Orson F. Whitney. The structure was completed in 1914 at a cost of $80,000 and dedicated the following year in 1915 by LDS Church President Joseph F. Smith.[2] The exterior is built with stone, red sandstone and yellow brick and does not feature a tower or steeple. The interior seats about 2,000 and retains much original decoration. Like many LDS tabernacles, it houses a grand pipe organ. It also was built with a baptismal font. The tabernacle was extensively remodeled at a cost of $230,000 in 1962 and rededicated by Henry D. Moyle.[3] It was remodeled again in 1982 and continues to function as a tabernacle and hold various civic meetings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alpine Stake Tabernacle". Improvement Era 17 (8): 790. June 1914. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  2. ^ Carol Jensen (November 16, 1984). "87-year-old proudly remembers labor and the sacrifices in erecting tabernacle". Deseret News. p. 3U. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  3. ^ Leo Perry (June 30, 1962). "Pres. Moyle Speaks At Alpine Stake Meets". Church News (Deseret News). p. 3. Retrieved 2015-04-15.