“If you lived here in the 19th century and early 20th century, you would come to church here. You would come to school here. You would have your city hall meetings here,” Emily Utt, a curator for the Church’s history department said about the historic LDS tabernacle in St. George, Utah.
One of the earliest buildings built by early Mormon Pioneers in Southern Utah will reopen after a two-year restoration project. Upgrades to the St. George Tabernacle included seismic upgrades and a refresh of the interior to its original décor.
Located in the heart of the community, the St. George Tabernacle has been a landmark since the 1870s.
Longtime resident Ralph Atkins’ great-grandfather helped build the tabernacle.