Tabernacle was Provo's core, should be rebuilt, expert says

by | Dec. 18, 2010

News from Utah

Architect William Folsom probably was relieved when LDS Church leaders in Provo asked him to design their new tabernacle after the Salt Lake Assembly Hall on Temple Square. It made the job a little easier to have a model to build from.

C. Mark Hamilton, author of "Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning," said three tabernacles in Utah were built in the late 1800s with the same basic underlying design: The Assembly Hall, the Provo Tabernacle and the Coalville Tabernacle.

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