Wasatch Stake Tabernacle

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Wasatch Stake Tabernacle
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Wasatch Stake Tabernacle is located in Utah
Wasatch Stake Tabernacle
Wasatch Stake Tabernacle is located in the US
Wasatch Stake Tabernacle
Location Bounded by Center, 1st North, Main, and 1st West Sts., Heber City, Utah
Coordinates 40°30′32″N 111°24′50″W / 40.50889°N 111.41389°W / 40.50889; -111.41389Coordinates: 40°30′32″N 111°24′50″W / 40.50889°N 111.41389°W / 40.50889; -111.41389
Built 1889
Architect Alex Fortie
NRHP reference # 70000633[1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 1970[2]

The Wasatch Stake Tabernacle in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA was completed in 1889, and served as a Latter Day Saints meetinghouse reserved for especially large congregations until 1965. The tabernacle, which has a capacity of 1,500 in its pews, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in a joint listing with the adjacent Heber Amusement Hall on December 2, 1970.

Construction began in 1887 and the dedication of the completed building occurred on May 5, 1889 where it was reported that the building costs of the tabernacle were $30,000. Then President of the Wasatch Stake, Abram Hatch was superintendent of the building project and Alexander Fortie the architect.[3] The tabernacle is built with red sandstone that was quarried from the Lake Creek area east of Heber.[3] Originally, the tabernacle was heated by four potbelly stoves, one in each corner.[4] Additions were made in 1928 and 1954. In 1980 the tabernacle was sold to Heber City and now functions as a community hall.[3][5][6][7][8]



  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". NPS Focus. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wasatch Stake Tabernacle: Written Historical and Descriptive Data" (PDF). Historic American Buildings Survey. HABS No. U-27 – via Library of Congress. 
  4. ^ "Wasatch Stake Tabernacle". Utah Division of State History. 
  5. ^ Jackson, Richard W. (1997). Mormon Tabernacles: An Historical Exegesis, 1847-1937. Salt Lake City. 
  6. ^ McArthur, Aaron James (August 2005), The Buildings at the Center: Latter-day Saint Tabernacles in the Mormon Culture Region, Master's thesis, Las Vegas: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, proquest
  7. ^ Nomination Form for Wasatch Stake Tabernacle and Heber Amusement Hall, National Register of Historic Places, dated 2 December 1970. pdfhost
  8. ^ Jenson, Crystal Wride (August 1992), The Geographical Landscape of Tabernacles in The Mormon Culture Region, Master's thesis, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, ScholarsArchive

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