Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle

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Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle
Paris, Idaho tabernacle.jpg
Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle is located in Idaho
Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle
Location 109 S. Main St., Paris, Idaho
Coordinates 42°13′33″N 111°24′01″W / 42.22583°N 111.40028°W / 42.22583; -111.40028Coordinates: 42°13′33″N 111°24′01″W / 42.22583°N 111.40028°W / 42.22583; -111.40028
Built 1884-1889
Architect Joseph Don Carlos Young
Governing body Paris, Idaho
NRHP Reference # 70000633[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1972[1]

The Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle, situated on main street in Paris, Idaho, is a Romanesque red sandstone meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints designed by Joseph Don Carlos Young. The tabernacle was built between 1884 and 1889 by Mormon pioneers of Bear Lake Valley who used horse and ox teams to haul rock quarried from Indian Creek Canyon nearly 18 miles away.[2] It cost $50,000 to build and seats around 2000 people. The tabernacle was dedicated September 15, 1889 by LDS Church president Wilford Woodruff. In 1972 the tabernacle was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The tabernacle was most recently refurbished in 2004-2005 and continues to operate as a meeting place for the Bear Lake Stake congregations and community.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Hart, Arthur A. (February 24, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Bear Lake Stake Tabernacle" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 2, 2014.