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

Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse

Utah Historic Site

 
 
Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
1. Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  The Torrey Log Church/Schoolhouse, completed in 1898, is locally significant as the first church building and the first school building in the pioneer community of Torrey, settled in the 1890s. After a new multi-use building with classrooms was built in 1917 and a new meetinghouse was constructed in 1928, the Torrey Log Church/Schoolhouse continued to be used for various religious and social functions until the 1970s.

The building is architecturally significant as one of approximately one dozen remaining Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouses built within the initial settlement phase. It is the only known example of a log meetinghouse still standing in the state. The building is made of sawn logs joined at the corners with carefully executed half-dovetailed notching. The building was relocated approximately 100 yards to the west to make room for the expansion of the neighboring 1928 sandstone meetinghouse. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have restored the building and are using it as a place to hold local meetings, continuing its traditional use for religious and social functions.
 
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Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse Marker  <i>wide view<br>(marker mounted just right of door)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
2. Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse Marker wide view
(marker mounted just right of door)
1996 by Utah Division of State History.
 
Location. 38° 17.954′ N, 111° 25.204′ 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 mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just right of the front entrance. 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 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building a Community (a few steps from this marker); Torrey Log School and Church (a few steps from this marker); Nielsen Grist Mill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Relief Society Hall (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fruita Schoolhouse (approx. 9.4 miles away); The First Grave (approx. 12 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 15.4 miles away); Fremont Park (approx. 15 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Torrey.
 
Regarding Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse. National Register of Historic Places #93000411
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Torrey Log Church/Schoolhouse
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse<br>(<i>precise dovetailed notching visible at corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2014
3. Torrey Log Church and Schoolhouse
(precise dovetailed notching visible at corner)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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