Rock Church (Auburn, Wyoming)

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Rock Church
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Rock Church (Auburn, Wyoming) is located in Wyoming
Rock Church (Auburn, Wyoming)
Rock Church (Auburn, Wyoming) is located in the US
Rock Church (Auburn, Wyoming)
Location Second W and First S Sts., Auburn, Wyoming
Coordinates 42°47′30″N 111°0′4″W / 42.79167°N 111.00111°W / 42.79167; -111.00111Coordinates: 42°47′30″N 111°0′4″W / 42.79167°N 111.00111°W / 42.79167; -111.00111
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
NRHP reference # 85003222[1]
Added to NRHP December 13, 1985

The Rock Church of Auburn, Wyoming is a historic church building that has served also as a community center. Also known as Latter Day Saints Auburn Ward Meeting House, it is located at Second W and First S Sts. in Auburn. It was built in 1889 out of stone, which, in the Star Valley in which it is located, is rarely used in architecture. It is a steeply gabled structure, of size approximately 30 by 15 feet (9.1 m × 4.6 m).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1985.[1] At the time of its NRHP listing, it was significant as the only building from the 1800s still in regular use in the area, and as one of the very oldest buildings surviving in Star Valley. Its NRHP nomination asserted that it "embodies the type, period, and method of construction utilized by early pioneers for buildings of major importance."[2]

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