MamaSheep Posted December 17, 2010 Share Posted December 17, 2010 Dh works a couple of blocks from there and took pics of the fire on his cell phone on the way to work this morning. This is quite a loss for the Provo community. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=13693318&autostart=y http://www.abc4.com/content/news/story/UPDATE-Provo-Tabernacle-goes-up-in-flames/tvfssMlZ8kKcxi2DENInDQ.cspx Provo Tabernacle one of the oldest buildings in the state December 17th, 2010 @ 11:31am By Carole Mikita PROVO -- The Provo Tabernacle was built in 1883 and took 15 years to complete at a cost of $100,000. It is one of the oldest buildings in the state and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building has octagonal towers at each of its four corners. Originally it featured a central tower 147 feet tall. That was taken down after it was linked to two roof collapses -- one in 1883 and another in 1949. The organ in the tabernacle was put in place in 1907 after four years of fundraising by wards in the area. In 1975 the tabernacle was placed on the national register of historic places. It was rededicated by the church in 1986 by then LDS church President Ezra Taft Benson. The tabernacle had seating for 3,000 people and was the venue for numerous concerts throughout the year. The tabernacle has been regularly used for events such as: Sunday stake conference meetings for local LDS stakes - sometimes two on the same Sunday (one stake in the morning, one in the afternoon). BYU college convocation sessions at April and August graduations. Community interfaith and patriotic services. Community concerts and performances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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