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Loa in Wayne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Loa Tithing Office

Utah Historic Site

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
1. Loa Tithing Office Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1897, the Loa Tithing Office is historically significant as one of 32 well preserved tithing buildings in Utah that were part of the successful "in kind" tithing system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormons) between the 1850's and about 1910. Tithing lots, which usually included an office and several auxiliary structures, were facilities for collecting, storing and distributing the farm products that were donated as tithing by church members in the cash-poor agricultural communities throughout the state. Tithing offices were a vital part of almost every Mormon community, serving as local centers of trade, welfare assistance, and economic activity. This building is also architecturally significant as one of ten existing examples of Utah's tithing offices which were designed in the Greek Revival style. Peter Christensen, who constructed the building, also fired the brick in a kiln located between the nearby town of Lyman and Horse Valley Ranch. The woodwork on the building was carved by Benjamin E. Brown, a local craftsman. In 1972 the building was sold to the local chapter of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
2. Loa Tithing Office Marker
Marker is on the left.
Utah Division of State History. (Marker Number N-831.)
 
Location. 38° 24.113′ N, 111° 38.681′ W. Marker is in Loa, Utah, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of South 100 West and West Center Street, on the right when traveling north on South 100 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loa UT 84747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Wayne Stake Tithing Office (here, next to this marker); Loa, Utah (a few steps from this marker); "Tragedy in the Desert" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Grave (approx. 2.1 miles away); Allred Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 4 miles away); The First Sawmill (approx. 4 miles away); Fremont Park (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loa.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
3. Loa Tithing Office
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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