January 28, 2013

Utah Isn't Just for Mormons

Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune

When it was completed in 1906, the sandstone Methodist church on the downtown Salt Lake City corner where 200 East meets 200 South became a visible emblem of religious diversity in a Mormon-dominated city.

Just blocks from LDS Temple Square, the Methodist showpiece was designed by prominent Utah architect Frederick Albert Hale — who also created the prestigious Alta Club a couple of blocks north — to accentuate the then-popular Victorian Eclectic style. With its pointed-arch windows, curlicue gables and a slightly exotic, modified mansard roof, the church stood out.

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