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

Torrey Log School and Church

 
 
Torrey Log School and Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
1. Torrey Log School and Church Marker
Inscription.  On September 18, 1898, construction began on the Torrey log church, later used also as a school. Local settlers furnished labor, cash, and materials for this unique log structure with its steep hip roof, flared eaves, square bell tower on the entry side, and a pink sandstone foundation. On December 19, 1898, school opened in this 21 X 37 foot, one-room building for students of Torrey and the surrounding ranches. This multi-purpose building was used for dances and other activities, including civic, social, and religious meetings until two, red sandstone buildings were constructed, one for a school and one for a church. However, use of this original log building continued both by the LDS Church and the community until the 1970s.

In the fall of 1990, the Church deeded the old, log building to the local Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Radiare, with the provision that it was to be moved from Church property. Since that date, the building has received major restoration and renovation. This one-of-a-kind structure will continue to be used for religious, civic, and educational functions.
 
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1996 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Radiare. (Marker Number 494.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 18, 1898.
 
Location. 38° 17.95′ N, 111° 25.209′ W. Marker is in Torrey, Utah, in Wayne County. Marker is on East Main Street (Utah Route 24) just east of Center Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 East Main Street, Torrey UT 84775, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Building a Community (a few steps from this marker); Tarlton Lewis (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nielsen Grist Mill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Relief Society Hall (approx. 7.4 miles away); A Community's Cornerstone (approx. 9.4 miles away); The First Grave (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Torrey.
 
Regarding Torrey Log School and Church. National Register of Historic Places
Torrey Log School and Church Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
2. Torrey Log School and Church Marker (wide view)
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Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Torrey Log School & Church
 
Also see . . .  Torrey Log Church–Schoolhouse (Wikipedia). The one story log structure served as the school until 1917, and as a meetinghouse until 1928. The building continued to be used as a meeting place for the local Daughters of Utah Pioneers chapter until the 1970s. (Submitted on November 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Torrey Log School and Church<br>(<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
3. Torrey Log School and Church
(view from near marker)
Torrey Log School and Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
4. Torrey Log School and Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on April 2, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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